Bradford pear

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noun Brad·ford pear \ˈbrad-fərd-\
variants: or less commonly

Bradford Callery pear

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Bradford callery pear

Definition of Bradford pear

  1. :  a widely planted ornamental deciduous tree that is a thornless and fruitless cultivar of the Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) The major problem with Bradford pears is that its upright habit in youth produces a weak branch structure. Branches may split off as the tree ages. — The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)

First Known Use of bradford pear

1964


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