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pear

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noun \ˈper\

Simple Definition of pear

  • : a sweet fruit that is narrow near the stem and rounded at the other end and that grows on a tree; also : the tree that this fruit grows on

Full Definition of pear

  1. 1 :  a pome fruit of a tree (genus Pyrus, especially P. communis) of the rose family that typically has a pale green or brownish skin, a firm juicy flesh, and an oblong shape in which a broad base end tapers upward to a narrow stem end

  2. 2 :  a tree bearing pears

Origin of pear

Middle English pere, from Old English peru, from Vulgar Latin *pira, from Latin, plural of pirum


First Known Use: before 12th century



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