pome, false fruit(noun)
a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
A type of fruit in which the edible flesh arises from the swollen base of the flower and not from the carpels.
a fruit composed of several cartilaginous or bony carpels inclosed in an adherent fleshy mass, which is partly receptacle and partly calyx, as an apple, quince, or pear
a ball of silver or other metal, which is filled with hot water, and used by the priest in cold weather to warm his hands during the service
to grow to a head, or form a head in growing
Origin: [L. pomum a fruit: cf. F. pomme apple. Cf. Pomade.]
In botany, a pome is a type of fruit produced by flowering plants in the subtribe Malinae of the family Rosaceae. A pome is an accessory fruit composed of one or more carpels surrounded by accessory tissue. The accessory tissue is interpreted by some specialists as an extension of the receptacle and is then referred to as "fruit cortex", and by others as a fused hypanthium or "torus"; it is the most edible part of this fruit. The carpels of a pome are fused within the "core". Although the exocarp, mesocarp, and endocarp of some other fruit types look very much like the skin, flesh, and core respectively of a pome, they are parts of the carpel. The exocarp and mesocarp of a pome may be fleshy and difficult to distinguish from one another and from the hypanthial tissue. The endocarp forms a leathery or stony case around the seed, and corresponds to what is commonly called the core. The shriveled remains of the sepals, style and stamens can sometimes be seen at the end of a pome opposite the stem, and the ovary is therefore often described as inferior in these flowers. Pome-type fruit with stony rather than leathery endocarp may be called a polypyrenous drupe.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pōm, n. an apple or a fruit like an apple: a small globe of silver or the like, filled with hot water, on which in cold weather the priest at mass warms his numbed hands.—n. Pom′ace, the substance of apples or similar fruit: fish-scrap.—n.pl. Pomā′ceæ, a suborder of Rosaceæ—the apple family—also Pome′æ.—adj. Pomā′ceous, relating to, consisting of, or resembling apples: like pomace.—ns. Pome′-cit′ron, a variety of apple; Pom′eroy, the king-apple; Pome′-wa′ter (Shak.), a sweet, juicy apple; Pomicul′ture, pomology.—adjs. Pomif′erous (bot.), pome-bearing, applied to all plants producing the larger fruits, as distinguished from berry-bearing; Pomolog′ical.—ns. Pomol′ogist; Pomol′ogy, the science of garden-fruits. [L. pomum, an apple.]
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The numerical value of POME in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of POME in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4