Anchovy pear
Anchovy pear An*cho"vy pear` ([a^]n*ch[=o]"v[y^] p[^a]r`). (Bot.) A West Indian fruit like the mango in taste, sometimes pickled; also, the tree ({Grias cauliflora}) bearing this fruit. [1913 Webster]

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  • anchovy pear — n. 1. a West Indian fruit that tastes like a mango 2. the tree (Grias cauliflora) of the lecythis family that it grows on …   English World dictionary

  • Anchovy pear — Taxobox name = Anchovy pear regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Lecythidaceae genus = Grias species = G. cauliflora binomial = Grias cauliflora binomial authority = L.The anchovy pear (also… …   Wikipedia

  • anchovy pear — noun 1. West Indian tree bearing edible fruit resembling mango • Syn: ↑anchovy pear tree, ↑Grias cauliflora • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Grias, ↑genus Grias …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchovy-pear — anˈchovy pear noun The fruit of a West Indian lecythidaceous tree (Grias cauliflora), often pickled • • • Main Entry: ↑anchovy …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchovy pear — 1. the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, somewhat resembling the mango. 2. the tree itself. [1690 1700] * * * ▪ plant       (Grias cauliflora), evergreen tree of the family Lecythidaceae, native to the West Indies. The tree is… …   Universalium

  • ANCHOVY PEAR —    fruit of a W. Indian plant, of the taste of the mango …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • anchovy pear — /ˌæntʃəvi ˈpɛə/ (say .anchuhvee pair) noun 1. the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, often pickled, and somewhat resembling the mango. 2. the tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • anchovy pear tree — noun West Indian tree bearing edible fruit resembling mango • Syn: ↑anchovy pear, ↑Grias cauliflora • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Grias, ↑genus Grias …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchovy — n. (pl. ies) any of various small silvery fish of the herring family usu. preserved in salt and oil and having a strong taste. Phrases and idioms: anchovy pear a W. Indian fruit like a mango. anchovy toast toast spread with paste made from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • river pear — noun West Indian fruit resembling the mango; often pickled • Syn: ↑anchovy pear • Hypernyms: ↑edible fruit • Part Holonyms: ↑anchovy pear, ↑anchovy pear tree, ↑Grias cauliflora * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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