Pear family

(Bot.) a suborder of rosaceous plants (Pomeæ), characterized by the calyx tube becoming fleshy in fruit, and, combined with the ovaries, forming a pome. It includes the apple, pear, quince, service berry, and hawthorn.

See also: Pear

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There are also two con artist brothers, uptight Nick who receives a lift from cute but unorthodox pilot Tracy and the eccentric Pear family 2001
The Redspire and Cleveland Select, are trees from the pear family - they are an ornamental tree, not fruiting.
According to Marks and Spencer, the fruit - dubbed a 'papple' - looks and tastes like an apple but has the skin and texture of a pear, and is a member of the pear family.
Marks & Spencer say the fruit, dubbed a "papple", looks and tastes like an apple but has the skin and texture of a pear, and is in the pear family.
Marks and Spencer says the fruit - dubbed a "papple"- looks and tastes like an apple but has the and texture of a pear, and is a member of the pear family.
Several searches later and I'd managed to establish that the quince is a member of the apple and pear family and comes in several varieties - none that I could see exactly resembling mine.
I've seen scorched-looking branches on plants in the pear family from fire blight, and excessive numbers of cucumber beetles have transported the disfiguring disease of mosaic to squashes.
Carol doesn't know for sure what happened next, but by the time of the 1911 Census, Alice, presumably now aged five, was living with her grandparents, the Pear family, in Mexborough, near Doncaster.