Pearmain
Pearmain Pear"main, n. (Bot.) The name of several kinds of apples; as, the blue pearmain, winter pearmain, and red pearmain. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pearmain — is a generic name given to pear shaped apple cultivar like : * Adams Pearmain * Baxters Pearmain * Blue Pearmain * Christmas Pearmain * Claygate Pearmain * Foulden Pearmain * Grange s Pearmain * Hormead Pearmain * Hubbard s Pearmain * King… …   Wikipedia

  • pearmain — [per′mān΄] n. 〚ME parmayn < OFr parmain, assoc. by folk etym. with Parma, Italy, but prob. < OFr parmaindre, to remain (< L permanere: see PERMANENT), from its long keeping qualities〛 a variety of apple * * * …   Universalium

  • pearmain — [per′mān΄] n. [ME parmayn < OFr parmain, assoc. by folk etym. with Parma, Italy, but prob. < OFr parmaindre, to remain (< L permanere: see PERMANENT), from its long keeping qualities] a variety of apple …   English World dictionary

  • Pearmain — This interesting and unusual name derives from two possible sources. Firstly, it may be a variant of Pearman , itself from the old English Pere , pear, plus mann , man and originally given as an occupational name to a grower or seller of pears.… …   Surnames reference

  • pearmain — noun /ˈpɛːmeɪn,ˈpəːmaɪn,pəˈmeɪn/ Any of various types of apple, having an elongated shape and often with streaky skin. Sweet fruits are best, as sweet cherries, plums, sweet apples, pearmains, and pippins, which Laurentius extols as having a… …   Wiktionary

  • Pearmain — [ pɛ:meɪn, pə: , pə meɪn] noun a pear shaped dessert apple of a variety with firm white flesh. Origin ME (denoting an old variety of baking pear): from OFr. parmain, prob. based on L. parmensis of Parma …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pearmain — n. a variety of apple with firm white flesh. Etymology: ME, = warden pear, f. OF parmain, permain, prob. ult. f. L parmensis of Parma in Italy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adams Pearmain — Malus Adams Pearmain Details Cultivar Adams Pearmain …   Wikipedia

  • Claygate Pearmain — is a cultivar of apple. It was found at Claygate, Surrey in England in about 1822. The apple was found by John Braddick, growing in a hedge at Claygate. Braddick also discovered the Braddick Nonpareil at about the same time and place. The apple… …   Wikipedia

  • Adams Pearmain — Pommes Adams Pearmain Adams Pearmain est le nom d un cultivar de pommier domestique. Nom botanique: Malus domestica Borkh Adams pearmain Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

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