anchovy pear

Origin of anchovy pear

First recorded in 1690–1700
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British Dictionary definitions for anchovy pear

anchovy pear

noun
  1. a Jamaican tree, Grias cauliflora, bearing edible fruits that taste like the mango: family Lecythidaceae

Word Origin for anchovy pear

C18: so called from the use of the fruit as an hors d'oeuvre
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