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pear

an edible fruit; the tree itself: partridge in a pear tree
Not to be confused with:
pair – two things that are matched for use together: a pair of socks; a married, engaged, or dating couple; two mated animals; a pair of horses
pare – to cut off the outer coating, layer, or part of: pare an apple
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pear
left: Comice
center: Starkrimson
right: Bosc

pear

 (pâr)
n.
1. Any of several trees of the genus Pyrus in the rose family, having glossy leaves and white flowers, especially P. communis, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
2. The fruit of any of these trees, having gritty, juicy flesh and usually a shape that is spherical at the base and tapering toward the stalk.

[Middle English pere, from Old English peru, a fruit of the pear tree, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *pira, from Latin, pl. of pirum; akin to Greek apion, pear (both Greek and Latin being borrowed from the same unknown source).]

pear

(pɛə)
n
1. (Plants) a widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Pyrus communis, having white flowers and edible fruits
2. (Plants) the sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit of this tree, which has a globular base and tapers towards the apex
3. (Forestry) the wood of this tree, used for making furniture
[Old English pere, ultimately from Latin pirum]

pear

(pɛər)

n.
1. the edible fruit, typically rounded but elongated and growing smaller toward the stem, of a tree, Pyrus communis, of the rose family.
2. the tree itself.
[before 1000; Middle English pe(e)re, Old English peru < Latin pira, pl. of pirum pear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varietiespear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
bosc - greenish-yellow pear
anjou - a pear with firm flesh and a green skin
bartlett pear, bartlett - juicy yellow pear
seckel, seckel pear - small yellowish- to reddish-brown pear
pear tree, Pyrus communis, pear - Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
false fruit, pome - a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
2.pear - Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruitpear - Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
genus Pyrus, Pyrus - fruit trees native to the Old World: pears
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
Translations
إجّاص، كُمَّثْرىكُمِّثرَى
hruškahruškovýhrušeň
pære
pirnpirnipuu
گلابی
päärynäpäärynäpuu
kruška
körtekörtefa
pera
西洋ナシ
서양배
pirumpirus
kriaušėkriaušės formos
bumbierisbumbieru-
pară
hruškahruškový
hruška
päronpäronträd
ลูกแพร์
quả lê

pear

[pɛəʳ] N (= fruit) → pera f (also pear tree) → peral m

pear

[ˈpɛər] n
(= fruit) → poire f
(also pear tree) → poirier m

pear

nBirne f; (= tree)Birnbaum m

pear

:
peardrop
n (= pendant)tropfenförmiger Anhänger m; (= sweet) hartes Bonbon in Birnenform
pear-drop
adj earring etctropfenförmig

pear

[pɛəʳ] n (fruit) → pera; (tree) → pero

pear

(peə) noun
a type of fruit of the apple family, round at the bottom and narrowing towards the stem or top. She's very fond of pears; (also adjective) a pear tree.
ˈpear-shaped adjective

pear

كُمِّثرَى hruška pære Birne αχλάδι pera päärynä poire kruška pera 西洋ナシ peer pære gruszka pêra груша päron ลูกแพร์ armut quả lê 梨子
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