Definition of Bosc in English:


Syllabification: Bosc
Pronunciation: /bäsk
(also Bosc pear)


  • A medium- to large-sized variety of pear, golden brown in color and often russeted. The Bosc’s dense flesh makes it a common choice for baking and cooking.
    More example sentences
    • As a result, the full flavors and juiciness of Bosc can be enjoyed before their flesh has fully softened.
    • Their color depends on the type: Bartletts should be pale to rich yellow, while Boscs are brownish yellow.
    • It's pear season, and the perfect time to branch out from familiar Boscs and Bartletts into lesser-known territory.


named after L. Bosc d'Antic (1759–1828), French naturalist.

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