Pear meaning

pâr
(also pear tree) A type of fruit tree (Pyrus communis).

A trio of pears pared to a pair of pears.

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The wood of the pear tree.
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Choke pear (a torture device).
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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.
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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.
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A tree (Pyrus communis) of the rose family, with glossy leaves and greenish, brown, or reddish fruit.
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The soft, juicy fruit, round at the base and narrowing toward the stem.
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An edible fruit produced by the pear tree, similar to an apple but elongated towards the stem.
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Origin of pear

  • Middle English pere from Old English peru a pear ultimately from Vulgar Latin pira from Latin pl. of pirum
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English pere, common North and West Germanic, from Vulgar Latin *pira, originally the plural of Latin pirum but reconstrued as a feminine singular.
    From Wiktionary