noun \ˈbäsk\

Definition of BOSC

:  a pear with firm flesh and brown or dark yellow skin

Origin of BOSC

short for Beurré Bosc, from French, from beurré, any of various soft-fleshed pear varieties + bosc, perhaps from L.-A.-G. Bosc d'Antic †1828 French naturalist
First Known Use: 1850


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