pear

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Photo of two pears

Etymology[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

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 Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pear n

  1. pair; couple