Strawberry pear


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(Bot.) the red ovoid fruit of a West Indian plant of the genus Cereus (C. triangularia). It has a sweetish flavor, and is slightly acid, pleasant, and cooling. Also, the plant bearing the fruit.

See also: Strawberry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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