Definition of Pomme blanche
1. Noun. Densely hairy perennial of central North America having edible tuberous roots.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Psoralea, Psoralea
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Literary usage of Pomme blanche
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1. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1860)
"The Pomme des Prairies or pomme blanche of the Canadians, and Prairie Turnip of the hunters and trappers of the West. It is very extensively used as food by ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"The following points, by Sprague, on the pomme blanche (also called prairie apple ... In 1846 the pomme blanche was proposed as a substitute for the potato. ..."
3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"The following points concerning the pomme blanche (which is also culled Prairie ... In 1846 the pomme blanche was proposed as a substitute for the potato. ..."
4. A Report on Barracks and Hospitals, with Descriptions of Military Posts by John Shaw Billings (1870)
"The fruit styled "buffalo or bull l>erry'' is abundant in autumn; and an esculent root called "pomme blanche" is much used in early spring, ..."