Definition of Jargonelle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌjärɡəˈnel/


A pear of an early ripening variety.
Example sentences
  • Procure some Jargonelle pears, not too ripe; put them into a stewpan with sufficient water to cover them, and simmer them till rather tender, but do not allow them to break; then put them into cold water.
  • On the wall outside, a pear tree bore luscious, ripening Jargonelles.
  • The table was covered with dishes full of Jargonelles and pippins.


Late 17th century: from French, diminutive of jargon2 (with reference to the color).

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