Definition of Asian pear in English:

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Asian pear


The crisp apple-shaped fruit of a tree that is native to Japan and China and cultivated in Australia and New Zealand. Also called nashi.
  • This fruit is obtained from varieties of Pyrus pyrifolia, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • Products like buttercup squash, table grapes, chestnuts, persimmons, avocados, tamarillos, boysenberries, and Nashi Asian pears, just demonstrate the wide diversity of horticultural exports from New Zealand to overseas markets.
  • Unlike European pears, Asian pears must be tree-ripened for peak flavor and sweetness.
  • We have more than 100 Asian pear trees in one of our orchards, and it's well-known that Asian pears are a smorgasbord for the coddling moth.

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Syllabification: A·sian pear

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