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1. A tree (Pyrus pyrifolia) of the rose family, native to China and widely cultivated for its edible, round, firm, juicy fruit.
2. The fruit of this plant. In both senses also called Chinese Pear, Japanese pear, nashi.
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1. (Plants) a tropical pear tree, esp any of several varieties of Japanese pear Pyrus serotina
2. (Plants) Also called: nashi the fruit of the Japanese pear, which resembles a large yellow apple, has crisp juicy flesh, and is cultivated in Japan, Korea, the US, and New Zealand
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