Definitions

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

  • noun A variety of pear having a long neck, greenish-yellow skin overlaid with reddish-brown color, and juicy sweet flesh.

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  • noun uncountable A particular cultivar of pear.
  • noun countable A pear of this type.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc, (1759–1828), Belgian horticulturist.]

Examples

  • Bass can teach participants how to make seasonal dishes such as Bosc pears poached in muscat wine with star anise and bay leaves.

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  • Bass can teach participants how to make seasonal dishes such as Bosc pears poached in muscat wine with star anise and bay leaves.

    BizBash National News

  • Dietitian's tip: Firm pears, such as Bosc, are best for grilling.

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  • But I did find, to my surprise, a huge bin of pomegranates, so I bought those, and some Bosc pears.

    The Great Grocery Smackdown

  • I was inspired to make a batch after smelling the wonderful scents of Apple Cider Butter being cooked at the Smuckers factory last week, as well as by the fact that I had a bunch of bruised Bosc pears sitting on my kitchen counter when I returned from the trip.

    Spiced Pear Butter | Baking Bites

  • But I did find, to my surprise, a huge bin of pomegranates, so I bought those, and some Bosc pears.

    The Great Grocery Smackdown

  • As O’Brien and Bosc note on page 473: “Although not formally approved by the House, these principles have been followed since then.”

    The government responds - Beyond The Commons - Macleans.ca

  • Twelve varieties of apples, Bosc pears, Asian pears and apple cider will continue throughout the winter.

    Market Roundup: Nov. 4-Nov.10

  • Some of the past years 'gifts have included Bosc pear butter, hot pepper jam, or limoncello from our very missed lemon tree.

    Dana Joy Altman: Real Food Rehab: The Holiday Gift Guide

  • It didn't wow me because it was over-the-top or because it was the best white wine I've ever had, but it did impress me with its pronounced aromas of ripe Bosc pear.

    New Grape of the Month: Tressallier

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