poire

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From Old French peire, from Vulgar Latin pira, from the plural of Latin pirum, considered as a feminine singular.

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poire f ‎(plural poires)

  1. pear
  2. (colloquial) mug, sucker, soft touch
  3. (informal) mush, face
    en pleine poire
    straight in the face
    se payer la poire de qqun
    to pull someone's leg
  4. A bulb, usually pear-shaped, used to collect gases or liquids, such as that of a dropper.
  5. pear brandy
  6. A pear-shaped switch.
  7. (butchery) A beef cut.

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