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EtymologyEdit

From Old English pere, common North and West Germanic, from Vulgar Latin *pira, originally the plural of Latin pirum but reconstrued as a feminine singular.

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pear (plural pears)

  1. An edible fruit produced by the pear tree, similar to an apple but elongated towards the stem.
  2. (also pear tree) A type of fruit tree (Pyrus communis).
  3. The wood of the pear tree.
  4. Choke pear (a torture device).

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pear

  1. pair
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 02:54