Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Polyzoan noun (Zoology) (a) Any species of Polyzoa; one of the Polyzoa. (b) A polyzoön.
; plural Polyzoaria
. [ New Latin ] (Zoology) Same as Polyzoary .
Polyzoary noun (Zoology) The compound organism of a polyzoan.
Polyzonal adjective [ Poly- + zonal .] Consisting of many zones or rings. Polyzonal lens (Opt.) , a lens made up of pieces arranged zones or rings, -- used in the lanterns of lighthouses.
; plural Polyzoa
. [ New Latin See Polyzoan
.] (Zoology) One of the individual zooids forming the compound organism of a polyzoan.
Pomace noun [ Latin ponum a fruit, Late Latin , an apple: confer Late Latin pomagium , pomacium .] The substance of apples, or of similar fruit, crushed by grinding.
Pomacentroid adjective [ Greek ... a cover + ... a prickle + -oid .] (Zoology) Pertaining to the Pomacentridæ , a family of bright-colored tropical fishes having spiny opercula; -- often called coral fishes .
Pomaceous adjective [ Late Latin ponum an apple.]
1. (Botany) (a) Like an apple or pear; producing pomes. (b) Of or pertaining to a suborder ( Pomeæ ) of rosaceous plants, which includes the true thorn trees, the quinces, service berries, medlars, and loquats, as well as the apples, pears, crabs, etc. 2. Like pomace.
[ French pommade
pomatum, Old French pomade
cider (cf. Spanish pomada
, Italian pomata
, Late Latin pomata
a drink made of apples), from Latin pomum
fruit, Late Latin , an apple. Confer Pomatum
.] 1. Cider.
[ Obsolete] Piers Plowman. 2. Perfumed ointment; esp., a fragrant unguent for the hair; pomatum; -- originally made from apples.
Pomander noun [ Spanish 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 . [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Pomarine adjective [ Greek ... a lid + ..., ..., nose.] (Zoology) Having the nostril covered with a scale. Pomarine jager (Zoology) , a North Atlantic jager ( Stercorarius pomarinus ) having the elongated middle tail feathers obtuse. The adult is black.
[ See Pomade
.] A perfumed unguent or composition, chiefly used in dressing the hair; pomade. Wiseman.
Pomatum transitive verb To dress with pomatum.
[ Latin pomum
a fruit: confer French pomme
apple. Confer Pomade
.] 1. (Botany) 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 intransitive verb
[ Confer French pommer
. See Pome
] To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.
[ Middle English pomgarnet
, Old French pome de grenate
, French grenade
, Latin pomum
a fruit + granatus
grained, having many grains or seeds. See Pome
, and Garnet
.] 1. (Botany) The fruit of the tree Punica Granatum ; also, the tree itself (see Balaustine ), 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.
Pomel noun A pommel. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Confer Pompelmous
.] A variety of shaddock, called also grape fruit .
[ Old French pomelé
, French pommelé
. See Pome
[ Obsolete] " Pomely
Pomeranian adjective Of or pertaining to Pomerania, a province of Prussia on the Baltic Sea. -- noun A native or inhabitant of Pomerania. Pomeranian dog (Zoology) , the loup- loup, or Spitz dog.
Pomewater noun A kind of sweet, juicy apple. [ Written also pomwater .] Shak.
; plural Pomeys
. [ French pommé
grown round, or like an apple, past participle of pommer
to pome.] (Her.) A figure supposed to resemble an apple; a roundel, -- always of a green color.
Pomfret noun [ Perhaps corrupt. from Portuguese pampano a kind of fish.] (Zoology) (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 ).
Pomiculture noun [ Latin pomum fruit + cultura culture.] (Hort.) The culture of fruit; pomology as an art.
Pomiferous adjective [ Latin pomifer ; pomum fruit + ferre to bear: confer French pomifère .] (Botany) (a) Bearing pomes, or applelike fruits. (b) Bearing fruits, or excrescences, more or less resembling an apple.
[ French See Pomey
.] (Her.) Having the ends terminating in rounded protuberances or single balls; -- said of a cross.
[ French, literally, white apple.] The prairie turnip. See under Prairie .
[ Middle English pomel
, Old French pomel
, French pommeau
, Late Latin pomellus
, from Latin pomum
fruit, Late Latin 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.
Pommel transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Pommeled
; present participle & verbal noun Pommeling
.] To beat soundly, as with the pommel of a sword, or with something knoblike; hence, to beat with the fists.
[ Written also pummel
[ See Pommel
: confer Late Latin pomilio
pygmy.] (Mil.) The cascabel, or hindmost knob, of a cannon.
Pommetté adjective [ French] Having two balls or protuberances at each end; -- said of a cross.
Pomological adjective [ Confer French pomologique .] Of or pertaining to pomology.
Pomologist noun One versed in pomology; one who culticvates fruit trees.
Pomology noun [ Latin pomum fruit + -logy : confer French pomologie .] The science of fruits; a treatise on fruits; the cultivation of fruits and fruit trees.
Pomona noun [ Latin , from pomum fruit.] (Class. Myth.) The goddess of fruits and fruit trees.
[ Middle English pompe
, French pompe
, Latin pompa
, from Greek ... a sending, a solemn procession, pomp, from ... to send. Confer 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 intransitive verb To make a pompons display; to conduct. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Pompadour noun 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.
Pompano noun [ Spanish pámpano .] [ Written also pampano .] (Zoology) Pompano shell (Zoology) , a small bivalve shell of the genus Donax ; -- so called because eaten by the pompano. [ Florida]
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 . » They have a brilliant silvery or golden luster, and are highly esteemed as food fishes. The round pompano ( T. thomboides ) and the Carolina pompano ( T. Carolinus ) are the most common. Other species occur on the Pacific coast. 2. A California harvest fish ( Stromateus simillimus ), highly valued as a food fish.
Pompatic adjective [ Latin pompaticus .] Pompous. [ Obsolete] Barrow.
[ Latin Pompeianus
.] Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, Pompeii, an ancient city of Italy, buried by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79 a.d. , and partly uncovered by modern excavations.
Pompeian red (Art) A brownish red approaching maroon, supposed to be imitated from the color of the wall panels of houses in Pompeii, which were decorated during the last age of the Republic.
; plural Pompelmouses
. [ Dutch pompelmoes
; confer German pompelmuse
, French pamplemousse
, and French pompoléon
.] (Botany) A shaddock, esp. one of large size.
Pompet noun [ Old French pompette .] (Print.) The ball formerly used to ink the type.
Pompholyx noun [ Latin , from Greek ... a bubble, the slag on the surface of smelted ore, from ... a blister.]
1. (Old Chem.) Impure zinc oxide. 2. (Medicine) A skin disease in which there is an eruption of bullæ, without inflammation or fever.
Pompillion noun An ointment or pomatum made of black poplar buds. [ Obsolete] Cotgrave.
Pompire noun [ Latin pomum a fruit, Late Latin also, an apple + pirum a pear.] A pearmain. [ Obsolete]