Anjou

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noun An·jou \ˈan-jü, -zhü\
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Anjou pear

Definition of Anjou

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of anjou

Anjou, France


First Known Use: 1861


Anjou

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geographical name An·jou \ˈan-ˌjü, äⁿ-ˈzhü\

Definition of Anjou

  1. 1 region and former province of northwestern France in the Loire valley; capital Angers

  2. 2 former town in southern Quebec, Canada, that is now part of the city of Montreal


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