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(ˈsɛk əl, ˈsɪk-)

a small, yellowish brown variety of pear.
[1810–20, Amer.; after the Pennsylvania orchardist who grew it]
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Noun1.Seckel - small yellowish- to reddish-brown pearseckel - small yellowish- to reddish-brown pear
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
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Winter varieties such as Boscs, Anjous and Seckels keep somewhat longer than summer varieties such as Bartletts, she says.
The small Seckel variety, used for making pickled pears, is well-known in some areas.