anchovy pear


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anchovy pear

n
(Plants) a Jamaican tree, Grias cauliflora, bearing edible fruits that taste like the mango: family Lecythidaceae
[C18: so called from the use of the fruit as an hors d'oeuvre]
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Noun1.anchovy pear - West Indian tree bearing edible fruit resembling mango
river pear, anchovy pear - West Indian fruit resembling the mango; often pickled
genus Grias, Grias - anchovy pear tree
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.anchovy pear - West Indian fruit resembling the mango; often pickled
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
anchovy pear, anchovy pear tree, Grias cauliflora - West Indian tree bearing edible fruit resembling mango
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