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pearmain

/ˈpɛəˌmeɪn/
noun
1.
any of several varieties of apple having a red skin
Word Origin
C15: from Old French permain a type of pear, perhaps from Latin Parmēnsis of Parma
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  • Another is that if an apple be grafted on the pear, the fruit is a pearmain.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • My name's pearmain,' he said, and he showed me the signature on a cheque. '

    My Little Sister Elizabeth Robins
  • A medium sized dessert apple, of first-rate quality; it is of a pearmain shape, red color, and in use from January till April.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • White Winter pearmain, is affected with scab and is no good.

    The Apple Various
  • A medium sized culinary apple, of pearmain shape, pale yellow color, and in use from January till April.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • An early bearer and very productive, very nearly equal to Benoni and Summer pearmain, and handsomer.

    The Apple Various
  • A medium sized dessert apple, of second-rate quality, pearmain shape, yellow and red color; and in use from November till March.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • A medium sized dessert apple; of pearmain shape, red color; and in use from December till March.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • It appears to be quite different from the Summer pearmain (of the English), and is probably a seedling raised from it.

    The Apple Various
  • Has tried and discarded Red Winter pearmain, because of blight.

    The Apple Various

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