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Pearmain Line breaks: Pear|main
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛːmeɪn/
/ˈpəːmeɪn/ /pəˈmeɪn/

Definition of Pearmain in English:


A pear-shaped dessert apple of a variety with firm white flesh: Worcester Pearmain


Middle English (denoting an old variety of baking pear): from Old French parmain, probably based on Latin parmensis 'of Parma'.

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