from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A kind of pear that has a rough, astringent taste, and is swallowed with difficulty, or which contracts the mucous membrane of the mouth.
- Low A sarcasm by which one is put to silence; anything that can not be answered.
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- noun A
torturedevice consisting of a metalbody (usually pear-shaped) divided into spoon-like segments that can be spreadapart by turning a screw.
- noun A kind of
pearwith a rough, astringenttaste, difficult to swallow.
- noun archaic, vulgar A
sarcasmby which one is put to silence; anything that cannot be answered.
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