Seck·​el ˈse-kəl How to pronounce Seckel (audio)
: a small pear with sweet very flavorful firm flesh and yellowish-green skin with a red blush

Word History


perhaps from Seckle or Seckel, surname of a farmer in eastern Pennsylvania

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Seckel was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Seckel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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