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1. pear

noun. ['ˈpɛr'] sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties.

Synonyms

  • pear tree
  • seckel
  • Pyrus communis
  • bartlett pear
  • false fruit
  • bosc
  • bartlett
  • edible fruit
  • anjou
  • pome

Etymology

  • pere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Pear

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  • doctrinaire
  • trosclair
  • st_pierre
  • stpierre
  • st_claire
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  • montclair
  • millionaire
  • microware
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  • laterriere
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  • icelandair
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  • disrepair
  • buenos-aires
  • billionaire
  • almaguer
  • whitehair
  • solitaire
  • sinclair
  • praxair
  • nationair

How do you pronounce pear?

Pronounce pear as pɛr.

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UK - How to pronounce pear in British English

Example sentences of the word pear


1. Noun, singular or mass
Put the pear chunks back into the pan.

2. Adjective
Figs, peaches and apricots grow on the coastal plains, and pear and apple orchards line the hillsides.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Both the Bradford and Cleveland pear bloom profusely in early spring.

Quotes containing the word pear


1. Slice a pear and you will find that its flesh is incandescent white. It glows with inner light. Those who carry a knife and a pear are never afraid of the dark.
- Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil

2. pear-shaped

adjective. (of sounds) full and rich.

Synonyms

  • round
  • full
  • orotund

Antonyms

  • angular
  • praise
  • top
  • bottom

3. pear-shaped

adjective. having a round shape tapered at one end.

Synonyms

  • circular

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • reduce

4. pear

noun. ['ˈpɛr'] Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties.

Synonyms

  • genus Pyrus
  • Pyrus communis
  • fruit tree
  • Pyrus

Etymology

  • pere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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