What does pomme blanche mean?

Definitions for pomme blanche
pomme blanche

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pomme blanche.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breadroot, Indian breadroot, pomme blanche, pomme de prairie, Psoralea esculentanoun

    densely hairy perennial of central North America having edible tuberous roots


  1. Pomme blanche

    Psoralea esculenta, common name prairie turnip or timpsula, is an herbaceous perennial plant native to prairies and dry woodlands of central North America, which bears a starchy tuberous root edible as a root vegetable. The plant is also known as Pediomelum esculentum. English names for the plant include tipsin, teepsenee, breadroot, breadroot scurf pea, large Indian breadroot, prairie potato and pomme blanche. The prairie turnip was a staple food of the Plains Indians. A related species, Psoralea hypogaea, the little breadroot, is also edible, although the plant and root are smaller. Another species, Psoralea argophylla, was probably harvested for food only in times of famine.


  1. pomme blanche

    "Pomme blanche" is a French phrase that literally translates to "white apple". However, the term is often used to refer to specific types of plants or tubers. For instance, in North America, it is used to refer to a type of edible, wild tuber known as the White Apple or the Indian Turnip. They were historically used as a food source by Indigenous people. Keep in mind that the exact definition can vary based on context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pomme blanche

    the prairie turnip. See under Prairie

  2. Etymology: [F., literally, white apple.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce pomme blanche?

How to say pomme blanche in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pomme blanche in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pomme blanche in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


Find a translation for the pomme blanche definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"pomme blanche." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 9 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/pomme+blanche>.

Discuss these pomme blanche definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for pomme blanche? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    pomme blanche

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    the quality of being facile in speech and writing
    • A. schlockmeister
    • B. volubility
    • C. ventricle
    • D. slur

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for pomme blanche: