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Seckel

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛk(ə)l
 
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Definition of Seckel in English:

noun

A pear of a small sweet juicy brownish-red variety, grown chiefly in the US.
Example sentences
  • He considers a bowl of grapes, apples, and small Seckel pears to be an ideal dessert.
  • These include apples and slightly under-ripe pears, such as the russet-hued Seckel pears that march in parade with this roast.
  • Of the three varieties of pears, the most plentiful were the Seckel.

Origin

early 19th century: from the surname of an early grower.

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