Having a shape or cross-section like the cross-section of a pear.
Pear-shaped Sentence Examples
The atoll, which is pear-shaped and disposed in the direction from S.W.
A pair of pear-shaped, ciliated glands inside lie in the eighth segment and open on the ninth.
They are fleshy shrubs, with rounded, woody stems, and numerous succulent branches, composed in most of the species of separate joints or parts, which are much compressed, often elliptic or suborbicular, dotted over in spiral lines with small, fleshy, caducous leaves, in the axils of which are placed the areoles or tufts of barbed or hooked spines of two forms. The flowers are mostly yellow or reddish-yellow, and are succeeded by pear-shaped or egg-shaped fruits, having a broad scar at the top, furnished on their soft, fleshy rind with tufts of small spines.
Castoreum is a substance contained in two pear-shaped pouches situated near the organs of reproduction, of a bitter taste and slightly foetid odour, at one time largely employed as a medicine, but now used only in perfumery.
The splenic type is somewhat smaller than Wright's parasite; the former, when pear-shaped, is from 31 to 4 p..