noun Etymology: Middle English pere, from Old English peru, from Vulgar Latin *pira, from Latin, plural of pirum Date: before 12th century 1. a pome fruit of a tree (genus Pyrus, especially P. communis) of the rose family that typically has a pale green or brownish skin, a firm juicy flesh, and an oblong shape in which a broad base end tapers upward to a narrow stem end 2. a tree bearing pears

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  • Pear — (p[^a]r), n. [OE. pere, AS. peru, L. pirum: cf. F. poire. Cf. {Perry}.] (Bot.) The fleshy pome, or fruit, of a rosaceous tree ({Pyrus communis}), cultivated in many varieties in temperate climates; also, the tree which bears this fruit. See {Pear …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PEAR — ? Información general Última versión estable 1.7.2 17 de mayo, 2008 Género ? …   Wikipedia Español

  • PEAR — (pour PHP Extension and Application Repository) est une collection de bibliothèques PHP. C est aussi une application qui permet de gérer les bibliothèques (installer ou mettre à jour une bibliothèque). On peut comparer ce système avec les gems de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PEAR — (Heb. אַגָּס, mishnaic), Pyrus communis. Although it is first mentioned in rabbinic literature this does not necessarily mean that the pear was not grown in Ereẓ Israel in biblical times. A member of the same genus, the Syrian pear Pyrus syriaca… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • pear — ► NOUN ▪ a yellowish green or brownish green edible fruit, narrow at the stalk and wider towards the tip. ● go pear shaped Cf. ↑go pear shaped ORIGIN Old English, from Latin pirum …   English terms dictionary

  • pear — [ per ] noun count or uncount a fruit that is smaller toward the stem end, is white inside, and has yellow, green, or brown skin. It grows on a pear tree …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pear — O.E. pere, peru, common W.Gmc. (Cf. M.Du., M.L.G. pere, Du. peer), from V.L. *pira, fem. sing. of L. pira, pl. of pirum pear, a loan word from an unknown source …   Etymology dictionary

  • pear — [per] n. [ME pere < OE peru < VL * pira < L pl. of pirum, pear, akin to Gr apion: of pre Gr Mediterranean orig.] 1. a tree (Pyrus communis) of the rose family, with glossy leaves and greenish, brown, or reddish fruit 2. the soft, juicy… …   English World dictionary

  • Pêâr — Pêâr(s) pop. montagnarde du Cambodge (chaîne des Cardamomes). De parler môn khmer, ils ont conservé leurs religions traditionnelles …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pear — Pear,   Porr, Bergvolk in West Kambodscha, an den Nordhängen des Kardamomgebirges, etwa 10 000 Angehörige. Sie treiben Brandrodungsfeldbau (Reis) und wohnen in weit verstreuten, aus mehreren Gehöften bestehenden Siedlungen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pear — S3 [peə US per] n [Date: 1000 1100; : Latin; Origin: pirum] a sweet juicy fruit that has a round base and is thinner near the top, or the tree that produces this fruit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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