pear [per]
[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 fruit, round at the base and narrowing toward the stem

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