nashi

noun
na·​shi | \ˈnä-shē \
variants: or nashi pear
plural nashis or nashi or nashi pears

Definition of nashi 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Nashi

Definition of Nashi (Entry 2 of 2)

variant of

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of nashi

Noun

1892, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nashi

Dictionary Entries near nashi

nasethmoid

Nash

nashgab

nashi

Nashi

Nashik

Nashua

Statistics for nashi

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nashi

The first known use of nashi was in 1892

See more words from the same year

Comments on nashi

What made you want to look up nashi? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

noxious or harmful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a-traditional-thanksgiving-dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!