Choke pear

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Choke´ pear`

1.A kind of pear that has a rough, astringent taste, and is swallowed with difficulty, or which contracts the mucous membrane of the mouth.
2.A sarcasm by which one is put to silence; anything that can not be answered.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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