Word of the Day

pomaceous \poh-MAY-shuss\ adjective
1 : of or relating to apples
*2 : resembling a pome

A much kinder, better sounding word than “pear shaped”, not that I’m resentful or anything.
*The word, which is ultimately derived from Late Latin “pomum” (meaning “apple”), was originally used of apples and things relating to apples, but later it was also applied to things that look like pears. (Pears, like apples, belong to the pome family.)

10 Responses to “Word of the Day”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    things that look like pears.

  2. The Real JeffS says:

    Mr. Bingley, after all that beer and chicken this weekend, isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black? ;-P

  3. HAH, Bingley!!!
    And HAH again, for good measure!!
    (oooh, how I loveses my JeffSies…)

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    JeffS, you are such a suck-up when you want another shipment of cookies.

  5. Nightfly says:

    Cookies, creme puffs, whatevah. Is there a Coalition of the Pastries?

  6. Oh, hell YES there is ~ on my HIPS. (Or is that technically ‘coagulation‘ of the pastries?)

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, in your case I suppose convalescing

  8. Nightfly says:

    “Confluence of the Pastries.”

  9. The Real JeffS says:

    “Collection of the Pastries”

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