Definitions

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

  • adj. Shaped like a pear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of a pear; pear-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pear-shaped; having the general shape of a pear; obconic; differing from egg-shaped or oviform in having a slight constriction running around it, or, in section, a reverse or concave curve between the convex curves of the two ends: as, a pyriform vase. See cut of egg under plover.
  • n. In anatomy, the pyriformis.

Etymologies

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

Medieval Latin pyrum, pear (alteration of Latin pirum) + -form.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From New Latin pyrifōrmis, from Latin pyrum ("pear").

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  • wonderful...I just wish we could see the cut of the egg under plover

    July 24, 2015

  • "Pear-shaped; having the general shape of a pear; obconic; differing from egg-shaped or oviform in having a slight constriction running around it, or, in section, a reverse or concave curve between the convex curves of the two ends: as, a pyriform vase. See cut of egg under plover."

    Oh, Century, I love you so.

    July 23, 2015

  • See piriform.

    December 4, 2011