perry

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noun per·ry \ˈper-ē\

Definition of perry

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 14th century


Perry

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biographical name Per·ry \ˈper-ē\

Definition of Perry

  1. Bliss 1860–1954 American educator and critic


Perry

biographical name per·ry

Definition of Perry

  1. Matthew Calbraith 1794–1858 American commodore


Perry

biographical name per·ry

Definition of Perry

  1. Oliver Hazard 1785–1819 brother of Matthew Perry American naval officer


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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