A fleshy fruit, such as an apple, pear, or quince, having several seed chambers and an outer fleshy part largely derived from the hypanthium.
[Middle English, from Old French, apple, fruit, from Vulgar Latin *pōma, from neuter pl. of Late Latin pōmum, from Latin, fruit.]
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