hard pear


Definition of hard pear

  1. 1 :  a southern African shrub (Olinia cymosa) having square stems, cymose white flowers, red drupaceous fruit, and hard wood that is used for making musical instruments

  2. 2 :  a southern African tree (Strychnos henningsii) with elliptical leaves and spherical one-seeded fruit about 34 inch in diameter

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