Share this entry

nashi Line breaks: nashi
Pronunciation: /ˈnaʃiː/
(also nashi pear)

Definition of nashi in English:

noun

The crisp apple-shaped fruit of a tree that is native to Japan and China and cultivated in Australia and New Zealand. Also called Asian pear.
Example sentences
  • Of the nashi grown in New Zealand, 95 percent are Hosui, although smooth-skinned, greenish-yellow Nijisseiki and the mottled Kosui also make excellent eating.
  • Just before serving, prepare the nashi and add to rest of the fruit.
  • Sipping on our nashi pear and lychee Martinis, we surveyed the room.

Origin

1960s: from Japanese, literally 'pear'.

Definition of nashi in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources