Definition of perry in English:


Syllabification: per·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈperē

noun (plural perries)

  • An alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of pears.
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    • There are also certain drinks, such as mead, cider, and perry, which depend on sugar fermentations for their alcohol content.
    • The event also offered cider, perry, imported beers and Lurgashall country wines.
    • The Anglo-Saxon word beor referred to a sweet, strong drink, not made from cereals, and probably a fruit wine/cider/perry.


Middle English: from Old French pere, from an alteration of Latin pirum 'pear'.

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