anchovy pear


noun

the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, somewhat resembling the mango.
the tree itself.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of anchovy pear

First recorded in 1690–1700
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for anchovy pear

anchovy pear

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012