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beurré Line breaks: beurré
Pronunciation: /ˈbjʊəri/

Definition of beurré in English:


A class of pear of a mellow variety.
Example sentences
  • Beurré Bedford is a large very juicy firm fleshed pear.
  • Of the ten blossoms treated with the Beurré pear, eight set, two of which afterwards fell off, but I suspect not fairly, and six are now proceeding to maturity.
  • Is the Easter beurré pear worth cultivating to any on the pear stock?


Early 18th century: French, literally 'buttered, buttery'.

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