Asian pear
noun Date: 1983 any of various pears chiefly of Japanese and Chinese origin that have crisp juicy flesh, usually resemble an apple in shape, and typically have yellow, brown, or green skin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nashi pear — /næʃi ˈpɛə/ (say nashee pair) noun 1. an Asian pear tree, Pyrus pyrifolia, with white flowers and red leaves in spring. 2. the fruit of this tree, having a crisp texture and yellow skin. Also, Asian pear. {Japanese nashi pear + pear} …   Australian English dictionary

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