Pirie \Pir"ie\, n. [See {Pear}.] (Bot.) A pear tree. [Written also {pery}, {pyrie}.] [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alexander Fraser Pirie — (October 1, 1849 August 15, 1903) was a Canadian journalist, newspaper editor and member of the Liberal Party of Canada.He was born in Guelph, Upper Canada, to George Pirie (1799 1870), a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. His mother was Jane Booth [… …   Wikipedia

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