Main definitions of Anjou in English

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Anjou1

Pronunciation /ˈänZHo͞o/ /ˈɑnʒu/

proper noun

  • A former province of western France, on the Loire. It was an English possession from 1154 until 1204.

Main definitions of Anjou in English

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Anjou2

Pronunciation /ˈänZHo͞o/ /ˈɑnʒu/

noun

  • An egg-shaped variety of pear, the most popular type of which has bright green skin.

    ‘For dessert I had the apple and pear crisp ($6) which was prepared with locally grown red delicious and honey crisp apples; Bosc, Anjou, and Bartlett pears; an almond crisp topping; vanilla ice cream; and caramel sauce.’
    • ‘I enjoyed several diaphanous slivers of beef sashimi (in a soy dressing, with Anjou pear and toasted sesame seeds), even though the entire dish took me roughly three seconds to consume.’
    • ‘Supermarket pear bins are full of Bosc, Anjou and the Bartletts, red or yellow.’
    • ‘I like an Anjou or a Comice, too, but neither is ever as slurpy, never says ‘pear’, like the Bartlett.’
    • ‘If figs aren't available, try ripe Anjou or Bartlett pears in this savory fall salad made extra fragrant with walnut oil.’

Origin

Late 19th century from Anjou in France, where it originated.