One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Because of the researches conducted on plum tree breeding, the high number of varieties obtained, but also the value of the new varieties, Romania is situated in a premier position in international pomiculture.’
- ‘The Styrian as well as the Slovenian pomiculture is too small on its own, in order to persist in the long run on the global market.’
Late 19th century: from Latin pomum ‘fruit’ + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.
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