Anjou

noun

An·​jou ˈan-jü How to pronounce Anjou (audio)
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variants or Anjou pear
: a large pear that has usually yellowish-green skin and sweet, juicy, relatively firm flesh and is more or less egg-shaped with the base typically broader than the stem end

called also d'Anjou

Word History

Etymology

Anjou, France

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anjou was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Anjou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anjou. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Geographical Definition

Anjou

geographical name

An·​jou ˈan-ˌjü How to pronounce Anjou (audio)
äⁿ-ˈzhü
1
region and former province of northwestern France in the Loire valley; capital Angers
2
former town in southern Quebec, Canada, that is now part of the city of Montreal
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