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1850, in the meaning defined above
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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