perry

noun per·ry \ ˈper-ē \

Definition of perry

:fermented pear juice often made sparkling

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Origin and Etymology of perry

Middle English peirrie, from Anglo-French peré, from Vulgar Latin *piratum, from Latin pirum pear


Perry

biographical name Per·ry \ ˈper-ē \

Definition of Perry

Bliss 1860–1954 American educator and critic

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PERRY Defined for English Language Learners

perry

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Definition of perry for English Language Learners

  • : an alcoholic drink made from pears


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