poire

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See also: poiré

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /pwaʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

poire f (plural poires)

  1. pear
  2. (colloquial) mug, sucker, soft touch
  3. (informal) mush, face
    en pleine poire
    straight in the face
  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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