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From French jargonelle, diminutive of jargon.



jargonelle (plural jargonelles)

  1. A variety of pear.
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, Volume II, Chapter 1,[1]
      A jargonelle pear-tree at one end of the cottage, a rivulet and flower-pot of a rood in extent in front, and a kitchen-garden behind [...] announced the warm and cordial comforts which Old England, even at her most northern extremity, extends to her meanest inhabitants.
    • 1855, Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South, Chapter 27,[2]
      She craves for fruit,—she has a constant fever on her; but jargonelle pears will do as well as anything, and there are quantities of them in the market.