anchovy pear

noun

Definition of anchovy pear

1 : the fruit of a West Indian tree (Grias cauliflora) of the family Lecythidaceae often eaten as a pickle
2 : the tree that bears anchovy pears

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First Known Use of anchovy pear

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anchovy pear

so called from its use as an hors d'oeuvre

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“Anchovy pear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anchovy%20pear. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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