Pomarine jager(Zoöl.), a North Atlantic jager (Stercorarius pomarinus) having the elongated middle tail feathers obtuse. The adult is black.

(Po*ma"tum) n. [See Pomade.] A perfumed unguent or composition, chiefly used in dressing the hair; pomade. Wiseman.

(Po*ma"tum), v. t. To dress with pomatum.

(Pome) n. [L. pomum a fruit: cf. F. pomme apple. Cf. Pomade.]

1. (Bot.) 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.

2. (R. C. Ch.) 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.

(Pome), v. i. [Cf. F. pommer. See Pome, n.] To grow to a head, or form a head in growing. [Obs.]

(Pome"gran`ate) n. [OE. pomgarnet, OF. pome de grenate, F. grenade, L. pomum a fruit + granatus grained, having many grains or seeds. See Pome, and Garnet, Grain.]

1. (Bot.) The fruit of the tree Punica Granatum; also, the tree itself which is native in the Orient, but is successfully cultivated in many warm countries, and as a house plant in colder climates. The fruit is as large as an orange, and has a hard rind containing many rather large seeds, each one separately covered with crimson, acid pulp.

2. A carved or embroidered ornament resembling a pomegranate. Ex. xxviii. 33.

(Pom"el) n. A pommel. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Pom"e*lo) n. [Cf. Pompelmous.] A variety of shaddock, called also grape fruit.

(Pome"ly) a. [OF. pomelé, F. pommelé. See Pome.] Dappled. [Obs.] "Pomely gray." Chaucer.

(Pom`e*ra"ni*an) a. Of or pertaining to Pomerania, a province of Prussia on the Baltic Sea.n. A native or inhabitant of Pomerania.

Pomeranian dog(Zoöl.), the loup- loup, or Spitz dog.

(Pome"wa`ter) n. A kind of sweet, juicy apple. [Written also pomwater.] Shak.

(Pom"ey) n.; pl. Pomeys [F. pommé grown round, or like an apple, p. p. of pommer to pome.] (Her.) A figure supposed to resemble an apple; a roundel, — always of a green color.

(Pom"fret) n. [Perhaps corrupt. fr. Pg. pampano a kind of fish.] (Zoöl.) (a) One of two or more species of marine food fishes of the genus Stromateus (S. niger, S. argenteus) native of Southern Europe and Asia. (b) A marine food fish of Bermuda (Brama Raji).

(Po*man"der) n. [Sp. poma.] (a) A perfume to be carried with one, often in the form of a ball. (b) A box to contain such perfume, formerly carried by ladies, as at the end of a chain; — more properly pomander box. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Po"ma*rine) a. [Gr. a lid + nose.] (Zoöl.) Having the nostril covered with a scale.

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