- an Asian tree also cultivated in Australia and New Zealand, Pyrus pyrifolia, of the rose family, having apple-shaped, pear-colored, juicy fruit.
- the fruit of this plant.
Also called Chinese pear, Japanese pear, na·shi [nah-shee] /ˈnɑ ʃi/, sand pear.
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Examples from the Web for nashi
Then in 2007 he had joined the pro-Kremlin, pro “Eurasian” youth group, Nashi, to hone his militancy.Putin’s Men in Ukraine: We’re Not Giving In
April 18, 2014
Yet, bad as that was, nobody in the Kremlin dared to criticize the Nashi.Is This the Mastermind Behind Russia’s Crimea Grab?
Anna Nemtsova, Eli Lake
March 19, 2014
“A majority of Russian society is in favor of punishing all guilty members of the band,” Nashi leader Nikita Borovikov insisted.
To young and talented Russians seeking political changes in the country, the new campaign by Nashi is a bad sign.
The luckiest and most devoted of Nashi commissars have enjoyed the benefits of municipal and even national parliament seats.
- another name for Asian pear
- a tropical pear tree, esp any of several varieties of Japanese pear Pyrus serotina
- Also called: nashi the fruit of the Japanese pear, which resembles a large yellow apple, has crisp juicy flesh, and is cultivated in Japan, Korea, the US, and New Zealand
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