pear

noun
\ ˈper How to pronounce pear (audio) \

Definition of pear

1 : a pome fruit of a tree (genus Pyrus, especially P. communis) of the rose family that typically has a pale green or brownish skin, a firm juicy flesh, and an oblong shape in which a broad base end tapers upward to a narrow stem end
2 : a tree bearing pears

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The fragrance combines hints of lavender, pear, bergamot with coconut, praline and vanilla orchid, all pulled together with a base component of cashmere, just like your favorite, most comfy sweater. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's 'Cloud' Wins Fragrance of the Year Award," 6 June 2019 All over Indiana, the ornamental pears (Prunus calleryana) are blooming or getting ready to. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Ornamental pear trees bad for environment," 20 Apr. 2018 Previous scents have included honeysuckle, bergamot, pear, and other sweet-woodsy combos. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Justin Bieber Is Dropping a Natural Deodorant With Schmidt’s Naturals," 21 May 2019 Its honeynut squash soup involves pears, pepitas, and Jonah crab; and the turkey has an intriguing crawfish stuffing. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018 Trending Video To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that : 0%: 0% Ulta notes on their website that the perfume contains notes of lavender blossom, pear, and bergamot. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Announced the Release of Her Cloud Perfume," 18 Sep. 2018 Cut 2 blood oranges and 1 red grapefruit into segments and 1 red pear into wedges and divide among plates. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Red Citrus Salad with Berries, Pears and Pomegranates," 9 Jan. 2019 The knuckle-size pear-cut diamond was bequeathed to her husband, the Texas energy scion Michael Herd, by his grandmother on the condition his bride never take it off. Chloe Malle, Vogue, "Inside Dating-App Bumble’s Bid For Global Domination," 18 Apr. 2019 There are nine pear shaped aquamarines and rose cut diamonds throughout. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Two Rare Fabergé Tiaras With Ties to the Russian Royal Family Are Up for Auction," 10 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of pear

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pear

Middle English pere, from Old English peru, from Vulgar Latin *pira, from Latin, plural of pirum

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pear

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pear

: a sweet fruit that is narrow near the stem and rounded at the other end and that grows on a tree also : the tree that this fruit grows on

pear

noun
\ ˈper How to pronounce pear (audio) \

Kids Definition of pear

: a fruit with pale green or brownish skin and white sweet juicy flesh that is usually larger at the end opposite the stem

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