Definition of pear in English:

pear

Pronunciation /per/ /pɛr/

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noun

  • 1A yellowish- or brownish-green edible fruit that is typically narrow at the stalk and wider toward the base, with sweet, slightly gritty flesh.

    ‘Sweet juicy fruits such as pears, grapes, watermelon and mangoes both nourish and cleanse.’
    • ‘Truthfully, I chose this because of the sides: sweet potatoes and pears.’
    • ‘Fruits like apples, pears and grapes are good sources of boron, as are green leafy vegetables and whole grains.’
    • ‘My other favourite foods include avocado pear, bananas, pears, oranges, grapes and walnuts, when they are in season.’
    • ‘Citrus and stone fruits, pears, figs, and pineapple all respond to preservation by this method.’
    • ‘Like other fresh fruits, pears offer quite broad benefits for the body.’
    • ‘As we tuck into a colourful platter of fresh pineapple, watermelon, kiwi fruit, pears and bananas on the veranda, she cooks up sausages, bacon and pancakes.’
    • ‘Good sources of soluble fiber include oats, citrus fruits, pears, apples, berries, and apricots.’
    • ‘All his prized orchard fruits - apples, pears, cherries and peaches - were introduced from abroad.’
    • ‘South Africa supplies most of its deciduous fruit (apples, pears, plums and peaches) to Europe.’
    • ‘Choose cheese or low-sugar fruits like pears and apples as dessert.’
    • ‘If you have any money left over, get your fruits, some apples, dates or pears would go well.’
    • ‘Peel the pears and tug out their stalks, then halve the fruit and scoop out the cores with a teaspoon.’
    • ‘The fruit from the prickly pear - a cross between kiwi fruit and a ripe pear - is wonderful.’
    • ‘Today's crumble features bananas and pears, and a topping starring toasted pecans and bran flakes.’
    • ‘It also has been detected in other fruits such as pears, apricots, peaches and grapes.’
    • ‘Fruits such as pears and berries are also high in fiber.’
    • ‘Their sweet, candied taste adds elegance to tropical fruits, poached pears, and chocolate.’
    • ‘Serve one or two chops per person, with the roasted apples, pears and onions.’
    • ‘So far I have puréed and served apple, pear, sweet potato and avocado.’
  • 2

    (also pear tree)
    The Eurasian tree which bears the pear.

    Genus Pyrus, family Rosaceae: several species and hybrids, in particular P. communis

    ‘So I indicated that my goal henceforth was the space between two prongs of a garden fork, whereas his was the expanse between an apple tree and a pear tree in our fruity back garden.’
    • ‘They blossom first, before the apples or the cherries or the pear tree - trees covered in white drifts of blossom that smell like honey.’
    • ‘Mountain ashes, crabapple trees, and a pear tree provide fruit in season, while trumpet vines and such flowering perennials as penstemon and sage supply nectar that sustains hummingbirds.’
    • ‘Students examined three trees - a mesquite, a sycamore and a pear tree - and made journal entries recording noticeable changes.’
    • ‘Outside, to the rear of the house, is a walled garden with a terraced lawn, a patio, shrubs and mature trees including a pear tree.’
    • ‘You'll be here at the start of spring and you'll see several trees in bloom - the striking orange blossoms of the coral tree, and white blooms of the wild pear tree.’
    • ‘When she was a teenager, 16 years old, she used to sit under the pear tree and dream about being a tree in bloom.’
    • ‘For Janie, the pear tree is the informing image against which all other trees are measured.’
    • ‘Then they work industriously at plucking the grapes from the vines that are climbing over shrubs adjacent to the pear tree.’
    • ‘I peeked out and saw my pear tree in a suspicious yoga position.’
    • ‘At 4 p.m., the falcon was back, sitting in my pear tree.’
    • ‘After planting a wild pear tree, declaring the school a ‘clean, green zone’, Leon left for a visit to Southernwood Primary School.’
    • ‘They were sitting on a bench, below a pear tree.’
    • ‘He sat under a large pear tree, inhaling the fresh scents.’
    • ‘She was walking to Urga's home when she came across a pear tree.’
    • ‘I want to train a pear tree as an espalier against a wall.’
    • ‘The species is active at cool temperatures, and can be seen moving about on the pear tree in mid-winter on sunny days.’
    • ‘Most of the time Geraldine sat under a pear tree laughing at Malcolm's dumb jokes.’
    • ‘He led her to a small stone bench, where the two sat in the shade of a pear tree.’
    • ‘In a following frame, he is standing in the yard next to his wife looking at a pear tree.’

Origin

Old English pere, peru, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch peer, from Latin pirum.