Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday's learn and earn...


pomaceous \poh-MAY-shus\ ~ adjective

DEFINITION(s) 1: of or relating to apples  2: resembling a pome

EXAMPLES: The back porch held a sweet, pomaceous aroma, and immediately Glen knew that his mother had baked an apple pie for dessert.

"This Festival is devoted to the mysteries of Plant Reproduction, especially that of those wondrous trees, the Angiosperms, with special emphasis upon the Drupes and the Pomaceous Fruits." -- From Margaret Atwood's 2009 novel The Year of the Flood

DID YOU KNOW? "Pomaceous" was first planted in the English language by physician Edward Baynard when, in 1706, he advised, "Apples and pomaceous Juices, are the greatest Pectorals." ("Pectoral" is now a rarely used word for a food that helps digestion.) Since then, "pomaceous" has mainly been sown by botanists and poets. 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.)


If you have a cat this is a great rebate.  Purchase $25.00 of ExquisiCat brand cat litter products from PetSmart stores between June 20, 2011 and August 21, 2011 and you can receive a $25 PetSmart gift card. Even better, you can submit this rebate twice per household as long as you use separate envelopes.  You will need to mail in the rebate form together with  the original PetSmart cash register receipt with the litter purchase circled.  The offer is good through August 21st and only at PetSmart.

Hope you all are having a nice Wednesday so far.


1 comment:

  1. wow.. thnks for the new word..Im sure of using it definitely since i love apple pies and my favorite confectioner's keep those b'ful and delicious apple pies and there's pomaceous aroma always surrounding the shop.

    LOve it


I love to read your comments, but due to spamming I have had to turn on the word verification again. Sorry for the extra step.