Definition of pear in English:

pear

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Pronunciation: /pɛː
 
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noun

1A sweet yellowish- or brownish-green edible fruit which is narrow at the stalk and wider towards the base.
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  • Sweet juicy fruits such as pears, grapes, watermelon and mangoes both nourish and cleanse.
  • Truthfully, I chose this because of the sides: sweet potatoes and pears.
  • Fruits like apples, pears and grapes are good sources of boron, as are green leafy vegetables and whole grains.
2 (also pear tree) The Eurasian tree which bears the pear.
  • Genus Pyrus, family Rosaceae: several species and hybrids, in particular P. communis
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  • So I indicated that my goal henceforth was the space between two prongs of a garden fork, whereas his was the expanse between an apple tree and a pear tree in our fruity back garden.
  • They blossom first, before the apples or the cherries or the pear tree - trees covered in white drifts of blossom that smell like honey.
  • Mountain ashes, crabapple trees, and a pear tree provide fruit in season, while trumpet vines and such flowering perennials as penstemon and sage supply nectar that sustains hummingbirds.

Origin

Old English pere, peru, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch peer, from Latin pirum.

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