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na·​shi ˈnä-shē How to pronounce nashi (audio)
variants or nashi pear
plural nashis or nashi or nashi pears
: asian pear
Although it can be pickled or used in cooked desserts, the nashi is at its best when used raw because the delicately flavored cut fruit does not turn brown when exposed to air.Pat Pace, Kansas City Star, 10 Mar. 1999
Nashis are very juicy and make an excellent thirst quencher but are rather bland in flavour.Sue Bennett, Daily Telegraph (Australia), 6 May 2006
Juicing fruit is one of the easiest ways to make the most of your backyard harvest, and apple and nashi pear juice is a particularly delicious combination.Jennifer Wilkinson, The Age (Melbourne, Australia), 18 Apr. 2009


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variant of na-khi

Word History

First Known Use


1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nashi was in 1892

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“Nashi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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