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  • adj. Resembling a pear or some aspect of one.


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pear +‎ -like


  • Sinking my teeth into one of the scarlet pearlike jambos makes me think of crunching on refreshingly sweet Styrofoam.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Lee Reich, author of Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, channels Humbert Humbert when discussing an odd little Yugoslavian pearlike fruit called the Shipova: Shipova.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • The pearlike glaze helped cover the slight dryness of the meat.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • Once the beast stumbled and the pearlike lump of flesh insulted it, saying:


  • The cocher, a torpid, purplish lump of gross flesh, pyramidal, pearlike, sat immobile in his place.


  • This apple has at first an exceedingly high flavor, a combination of sweetness and tartness which later mellows into pearlike richness.

    Chicago Reader


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