Definition of Bartlett pear in English:

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Bartlett pear

Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːtlɪt/

noun

A dessert pear of a juicy early-ripening variety.
Example sentences
  • Jörg Rupf of St. Georges told me he uses 60 pounds of Bartlett pears to make just one bottle of Pear William (pear eau-de-vie).
  • You'll also find corn-bread croutons in your Caesar salad, and a helping of hickory-smoked barbecue ribs, served as a dainty appetizer, with relish made from Bartlett pears.
  • About 15 pounds of Bartlett pears go into every bottle of pear brandy.

Origin

From the name of Enoch Bartlett (1779–1860), a US merchant who first distributed the pear.

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