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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English pere, 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. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Peere(pear), Dutch peer(pear), Danish pære(pear), Swedish päron(pear), Icelandic pera(pear).

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NounEdit

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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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian pār, from Latin pār. More at pair.

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pear n

  1. pair; couple