Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a sweet, russet winter pear
also Bosc pear
Origin: after L. Bosc d'Antic (1759-1828), Fr naturalist
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A variety of pear having a long neck, greenish-yellow skin overlaid with reddish-brown color, and juicy sweet flesh.
Origin: After Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc (1759-1828), Belgian horticulturist.