from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tree (Pyrus pyrifolia) of the rose family, native to China and widely cultivated for its edible, round, firm, juicy fruit.
  • noun The fruit of this plant.

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  • noun A fruit from species of pear from northeastern Asia, known better for their crisp, juicy texture then for their flavor


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