A class of pear of a mellow variety.
- Beurré Bedford is a large very juicy firm fleshed pear.
- Of the ten blossoms treated with the Beurré pear, eight set, two of which afterwards fell off, but I suspect not fairly, and six are now proceeding to maturity.
- Is the Easter beurré pear worth cultivating to any on the pear stock?
Early 18th century: French, literally 'buttered, buttery'.
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