hard pear

noun

Definition of hard pear

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 : a southern African tree (Strychnos henningsii) with elliptical leaves and spherical one-seeded fruit about ³/₄ inch in diameter

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“Hard pear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20pear. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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