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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
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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.
She drove on the dancers--what had once been the ring had now the shape of a pear, with Marija at the stem, pulling one way and pushing the other.
for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed ap- pear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
He strayed down a walk edged with box, with apple trees, pear trees, and cherry trees on one side, and a border on the other full of all sorts of old-fashioned flowers, stocks, sweet-williams, primroses, pansies, mingled with southernwood, sweet-briar, and various fragrant herbs.
I suppose,' with a jerk, 'you have sometimes plucked a pear before it was ripe, Master Copperfield?
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.
I am so hungry, and it will go badly with me in the future, for I see here not an apple or pear or fruit of any kind--nothing but vegetables everywhere.
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.
There was everywhere a bewildering mass of fruit blossom-- apple, plum, pear, cherry.
Ye minstrels of the Garden of the Pear,* Grief with the touch of age has blanched your hair.
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 poire d'angoisse was a famous gag, in the form of a pear, which, being thrust into the mouth, by the aid of a spring, dilated, so as to distend the jaws to their greatest width.