anchovy pear

noun

Definition of anchovy pear

  1. 1 :  the fruit of a West Indian tree (Grias cauliflora) of the family Lecythidaceae often eaten as a pickle

  2. 2 :  the tree that bears anchovy pears

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Origin and Etymology of anchovy pear

so called from its use as an hors d'oeuvre


First Known Use: 1696


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