(Po*mif"er*ous) a. [L. pomifer; pomum fruit + ferre to bear: cf. F. pomifère.] (Bot.) (a) Bearing pomes, or applelike fruits. (b) Bearing fruits, or excrescences, more or less resembling an apple.

(Pom"mage) n. See Pomage.

(||Pom`mé") a. [F. See Pomey.] (Her.) Having the ends terminating in rounded protuberances or single balls; — said of a cross.

Pomme blanche
(||Pomme` blanche") [F., literally, white apple.] The prairie turnip. See under Prairie.

(Pom"mel) n. [OE. pomel, OF. pomel, F. pommeau, LL. pomellus, fr. L. pomum fruit, LL. also, an apple. See Pome.] A knob or ball; an object resembling a ball in form; as: (a) The knob on the hilt of a sword. Macaulay. (b) The knob or protuberant part of a saddlebow. (c) The top (of the head). Chaucer. (d) A knob forming the finial of a turret or pavilion.

(Pom"mel), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pommeled or Pommelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Pommeling or Pommelling.] To beat soundly, as with the pommel of a sword, or with something knoblike; hence, to beat with the fists. [Written also pummel.]

(Pom*mel"ion) n. [See Pommel: cf. LL. pomilio pygmy.] (Mil.) The cascabel, or hindmost knob, of a cannon. [R.]

(||Pom`met`té") a. [F.] Having two balls or protuberances at each end; — said of a cross.

(Po`mo*log"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. pomologique.] Of or pertaining to pomology.

(Po*mol"o*gist) n. One versed in pomology; one who culticvates fruit trees.

(Po*mol"o*gy) n. [L. pomum fruit + -logy: cf. F. pomologie.] The science of fruits; a treatise on fruits; the cultivation of fruits and fruit trees.

(Po*mo"na) n. [L., from pomum fruit.] (Class. Myth.) The goddess of fruits and fruit trees.

(Pomp) n. [OE. pompe, F. pompe, L. pompa, fr. Gr. a sending, a solemn procession, pomp, fr. to send. Cf. Pump a shoe.]

1. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant. "All the pomps of a Roman triumph." Addison.

2. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.

Syn. — Display; parade; pageant; pageantry; splendor; state; magnificence; ostentation; grandeur; pride.

(Pomp) v. i. To make a pompons display; to conduct. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Pom"pa*dour) n. A crimson or pink color; also, a style of dress cut low and square in the neck; also, a mode of dressing the hair by drawing it straight back from the forehead over a roll; — so called after the Marchioness de Pompadour of France. Also much used adjectively.

(Pom"pa*no) n. [Sp. pámpano.] [Written also pampano.] (Zoöl.)

1. Any one of several species of marine fishes of the genus Trachynotus, of which four species are found on the Atlantic coast of the United States; — called also palometa.

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