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Comice

Line breaks: Com¦ice
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmɪs
 
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Definition of Comice in English:

noun

A large yellow dessert pear of a late-fruiting variety that is cultivated commercially.
Example sentences
  • The Comice is a purely dessert pear - in season from late autumn to midwinter.
  • 4 large just ripe (but not too soft) pears - eg, Williams, Comice or Conference
  • The Anjou (October to June), the Comice (September to March), and the tiny Forelle (September to February) are better appreciated fresh.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, literally 'association, cooperative', referring to the Comice Horticole of Angers, France, where this variety was developed.

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