Definition of Bosc in English:

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Pronunciation: /bäsk/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Bosc pear)


A medium- to large-sized variety of pear, golden brown in color and often russeted. The Bosc’s dense flesh makes it a common choice for baking and cooking.
Example sentences
  • As a result, the full flavors and juiciness of Bosc can be enjoyed before their flesh has fully softened.
  • Their color depends on the type: Bartletts should be pale to rich yellow, while Boscs are brownish yellow.
  • It's pear season, and the perfect time to branch out from familiar Boscs and Bartletts into lesser-known territory.


Named after L. Bosc d'Antic (1759–1828), French naturalist.

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Syllabification: Bosc

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