Anjou

noun
An·​jou | \ ˈan-jü How to pronounce Anjou (audio) , -zhü \
variants: or Anjou pear

Definition of Anjou

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Anjou

geographical name
An·​jou | \ ˈan-ˌjü How to pronounce Anjou (audio) , äⁿ-ˈzhü \

Definition of Anjou (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Anjou

Noun

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anjou

Noun

Anjou, France

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“Anjou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anjou. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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