from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of rosaceous trees and shrubs having pomes for fruit. It includes the apple, crab apple, pear, chokeberry, sorb, and mountain ash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of rosaceous trees and shrubs, including the apple and pear, the type of the tribe Pomeæ, which takes its name from the pome, the characteristic fruit of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fruit trees native to the Old World: pears


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  • That the pyrus japonica should be cut back and rounded.

    April 2007

  • Even though it is a early version of pyrus wear on the market today.

    It's Self Portrait Friday | A Slice of My Life

  • Dear Daughter, This is a picture of a pyrus glass loaf dish, If you set it on something damp when it is hot it will sort of explode; into very sharp large pieces.

    It's Self Portrait Friday | A Slice of My Life

  • Jinjo [u] ki, hibiscus, pyrus spectabilis, chrysanthemum, peonies, ayamé or the early iris, all were in mad bloom to please the eye.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House), Retold from the Japanese Originals Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 2

  • Every leaf of the vine and pyrus-japonica that covers its front, is bedecked with a diamond; and the roses, laburnums, nasturtiums, and other gay flowers in the garden, drop jewels more freely than the maiden in the fairy tale, as they glisten beneath the rainbow.

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • She put up her face to be kissed, but he moved past as though he had not seen the gesture, and took up a vase to put the pyrus in.

    The Gadfly

  • When the Gadfly reached his lodgings the sun had set, and the blossoming pyrus japonica that hung over the garden wall looked dark in the fading light.

    The Gadfly

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    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • In 1785, Moench described it as _Pyrus dioica_ (the dioecious pyrus, sexes separated on different plants).

    The Apple-Tree The Open Country Books—No. 1

  • Page 75: "dioecious pyrus" was originally typeset with an oe ligature.

    The Apple-Tree The Open Country Books—No. 1


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