Square12 wrote:Quill pens?
Tonyblack wrote:A quick guess off the top of my head - is it something to do with the fact they are named after apples: Pine "apple" French potato - "Pomme de Terre (apple of the earth) etc.
I think an olde English word for tomato is love apple and Italian for tomato is pomodor something or other?
To add - potato in Dutch is aardappel.
So my answer is they are all named after apples, even though they're not.
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