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(Plants) any of several varieties of apple having a red skin
[C15: from Old French permain a type of pear, perhaps from Latin Parmēnsis of Parma]
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Noun1.Pearmain - any of several varieties of apples with red skins
dessert apple, eating apple - an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking
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But also Cox's orange pippins and Worcester pearmains.
2 WORCESTER, Pearmains, Bramleys, Early Windsors, Knobby Russet and Cox's Orange Pippin are some of the 1,200 varieties of apple grown in Britain.