Definition of perry in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛri

noun (plural perries)

[mass noun]
An alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of pears.
More example sentences
  • There are also certain drinks, such as mead, cider, and perry, which depend on sugar fermentations for their alcohol content.
  • The event also offered cider, perry, imported beers and Lurgashall country wines.
  • The Anglo-Saxon word beor referred to a sweet, strong drink, not made from cereals, and probably a fruit wine/cider/perry.


Middle English: from Old French pere, from an alteration of Latin pirum 'pear'.

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