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Line breaks: Pear|main
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛːmeɪn
, ˈpəːmeɪn, pəˈmeɪn

Definition of Pearmain in English:



Middle English (denoting an old variety of baking pear): from Old French parmain, probably based on Latin parmensis 'of Parma'.

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