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pear

noun \ˈper\

: 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
:  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
:  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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel
PEARS Defined for Kids

pear

noun \ˈper\

Definition of PEAR for Kids

:  a fruit with pale green or brownish skin and white sweet juicy flesh that is usually larger at the end opposite the stem
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