Asian pear

noun

: any of various pears chiefly of Japanese and Chinese origin that have crisp juicy flesh, usually resemble an apple in shape, and typically have yellow, brown, or green skin

Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Asian pear was in 1983

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“Asian pear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asian%20pear. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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