Bosc

noun
\ ˈbäsk How to pronounce Bosc (audio) \

Definition of Bosc

: a pear with firm flesh and brown or dark yellow skin

First Known Use of Bosc

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bosc

short for Beurré Bosc, from French, from beurré, any of various soft-fleshed pear varieties + bosc, perhaps from L.-A.-G. Bosc d'Antic †1828 French naturalist

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“Bosc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bosc. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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