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Definition of "pear" []

  • A widely cultivated tree (Pyrus communis) in the rose family, having glossy leaves, white flowers grouped in a corymb, and edible fruit. (noun)
  • The fruit of this tree, spherical at the base and tapering toward the stalk. (noun)
  • A widely cultivated rosaceous tree, Pyrus communis, having white flowers and edible fruits (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit of this tree, which has a globular base and tapers towards the apex (noun)
  • The wood of this tree, used for making furniture (noun)

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Use "pear" in a sentence
  • "The prickly pear is ideal food for the Collared Peccary due to its high water content."
  • "A ripe pear is juicy and tender, and no matter how tasty, it can be difficult to imagine a ripe pear holding up as well as an apple in a pie or cobbler or other fruit-heavy dish."
  • "Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe and this is the golden hour for the United States to pluck it."