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left: Comice
center: Starkrimson
right: Bosc

pear

 (pâr)
n.
1. Any of several trees of the genus Pyrus in the rose family, having glossy leaves and white flowers, especially P. communis, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
2. The fruit of any of these trees, having gritty, juicy flesh and usually a shape that is spherical at the base and tapering toward the stalk.

[Middle English pere, from Old English peru, a fruit of the pear tree, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *pira, from Latin, pl. of pirum; akin to Greek apion, pear (both Greek and Latin being borrowed from the same unknown source).]

pear

(pɛə)
n
1. (Plants) a widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Pyrus communis, having white flowers and edible fruits
2. (Plants) the sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit of this tree, which has a globular base and tapers towards the apex
3. (Forestry) the wood of this tree, used for making furniture
[Old English pere, ultimately from Latin pirum]

pear

(pɛər)

n.
1. the edible fruit, typically rounded but elongated and growing smaller toward the stem, of a tree, Pyrus communis, of the rose family.
2. the tree itself.
[before 1000; Middle English pe(e)re, Old English peru < Latin pira, pl. of pirum pear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varietiespear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
bosc - greenish-yellow pear
anjou - a pear with firm flesh and a green skin
bartlett pear, bartlett - juicy yellow pear
seckel, seckel pear - small yellowish- to reddish-brown pear
pear tree, Pyrus communis, pear - Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
false fruit, pome - a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
2.pear - Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruitpear - Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
genus Pyrus, Pyrus - fruit trees native to the Old World: pears
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
Translations
إجّاص، كُمَّثْرىكُمِّثرَى
hruškahruškovýhrušeň
pære
pirnpirnipuu
گلابی
päärynäpäärynäpuu
kruška
körtekörtefa
pera
西洋ナシ
서양배
pirumpirus
kriaušėkriaušės formos
bumbierisbumbieru-
pară
hruškahruškový
hruška
päronpäronträd
ลูกแพร์
quả lê

pear

[pɛəʳ] N (= fruit) → pera f (also pear tree) → peral m

pear

[ˈpɛər] n
(= fruit) → poire f
(also pear tree) → poirier m

pear

nBirne f; (= tree)Birnbaum m

pear

:
peardrop
n (= pendant)tropfenförmiger Anhänger m; (= sweet) hartes Bonbon in Birnenform
pear-drop
adj earring etctropfenförmig

pear

[pɛəʳ] n (fruit) → pera; (tree) → pero

pear

(peə) noun
a type of fruit of the apple family, round at the bottom and narrowing towards the stem or top. She's very fond of pears; (also adjective) a pear tree.
ˈpear-shaped adjective

pear

كُمِّثرَى hruška pære Birne αχλάδι pera päärynä poire kruška pera 西洋ナシ peer pære gruszka pêra груша päron ลูกแพร์ armut quả lê 梨子
References in classic literature ?
Pinocchio ate one pear in a twinkling and started to throw the core away, but Geppetto held his arm.
Geppetto, who had understood nothing of all that jumbled talk, except that the Marionette was hungry, felt sorry for him, and pulling three pears out of his pocket, offered them to him, saying:
From a tradition that the weapon with which the Norwegian champion was slain, resembled a pear, or, as others say, that the trough or boat in which the soldier floated under the bridge to strike the blow, had such a shape, the country people usually begin a great market, which is held at Stamford, with an entertainment called the Pear-pie feast, which after all may be a corruption of the Spear-pie feast.
LITTLE Benjamin said, "It spoils people's clothes to squeeze under a gate; the proper way to get in, is to climb down a pear tree.
No one would expect to raise a first-rate melting pear from the seed of a wild pear, though he might succeed from a poor seedling growing wild, if it had come from a garden-stock.
Pear grows on pear, apple on apple, and fig on fig, and so also with the grapes, for there is an excellent vineyard: on the level ground of a part of this, the grapes are being made into raisins; in another part they are being gathered; some are being trodden in the wine tubs, others further on have shed their blossom and are beginning to show fruit, others again are just changing colour.
This young fellow's healthy cheek is like a sun-toasted pear in hue, and would seem to smell almost as musky; he cannot have been three days landed from his Indian voyage.
Most unpleasant of all was the first minute when, on coming, happy and good-humored, from the theater, with a huge pear in his hand for his wife, he had not found his wife in the drawing-room, to his surprise had not found her in the study either, and saw her at last in her bedroom with the unlucky letter that revealed everything in her hand.
This might have stopped another man; but Bar, sticking to him fresh as ever, said, 'As to pears, now?
Some of the trees bore yellow oranges and some russet pears, so the hungry adventurers suddenly found themselves provided with plenty to eat and to drink.
There was a tree just behind which bore alligator pears, and all about were the cocoa-nuts which gave the land its revenue.
In July come gilliflowers of all varieties; musk-roses; the lime-tree in blossom; early pears and plums in fruit; jennetings, codlins.