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From New Latin pyrifōrmis, from Latin pyrum (“pear”).
pyriform (comparative more pyriform, superlative most pyriform)
- pear-shaped. Sometimes (e.g. while describing eggs) also called a peg-top shape.
- Finnish: päärynänmuotoinen
- ^ Ali, Salim; Sidney Dillon Ripley (1983). Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, 2nd ed.,10 vols. Oxford University Press.vol. 2, p.214.