American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fermented, often effervescent beverage made from pears.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fermented liquor, similar to cider, but made from the juice of pears. It is extensively produced in England, but is little known in America.
- n. Same as pirry.
- n. Jewels; precious stones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fermented liquor made from pears; pear cider.
- n. obsolete A suddent squall. See pirry.
- n. United States philosopher (1876-1957)
- n. a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
- n. United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819)
- n. United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)
- From Middle English, peirrie; from Middle French, peré; from (assumed) Vulgar Latin, piratum; from Latin, pirum. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pere, from Old French pere, from Vulgar Latin *pirātum, from Latin pirum, pear. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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