pomaceous

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pomaceous (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Of, pertaining to, or resembling a pome.
    • 1914, Report of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, Ithaca, and of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Issue 26, Part 1, page 321,
      The disease occurs throughout the United States and Canada in practically every section where pomaceus fruits are grown.
    • 1921, Torrey Botanical Club, Torreya, Volumes 21-23, page 17,
      The brown rots of pomaceous and drupaceous fruits are due to fungi, at least one of which was first described by Persoon in 1796 as Torula fructigena.
    • 2007, Association of moulds to foods, Jan Dijksterhuis, Robert A. Samson (editors), Food Mycology: A Multifaceted Approach to Fungi and Food, page 210,
      Pomaceous and stone fruits can be degraded by a number of pathogenic species including Monilia laxa, M. fructigena and Rhizopus stolonifer.
  2. (botany) That bears apples or pomes.
    • 1916, State Entomologist, Annual Report of the State Entomologist of Indiana, Issue 8, page 115,
      Cedar rust is characteristic of the “double host” rusts and needs two hosts, namely apple or other pomaceous plants and red cedar before it can complete its life cycle.
    • 1978, Pascal P. Pirone, Diseases and Pests of Ornamental Plants, page 144,
      This bacterium[Erwinia amylovora] commonly affects most pomaceous trees and shrubs.
    • 1983, E. L. Barnard, Wayne Neal Dixon, Insects and Diseases: Important Problems of Florida's Forest and Shade Tree Resources, page 75,
      Infected foliage on the pomaceous, alternate hosts apppears during the summer or fall and is characterized by spots or large areas of yellow-orange discoloration and varying degrees of deformation.