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.
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Also called Chinese pear, Japanese pear, na·shi [nah-shee], /ˈnɑ ʃi/, sand pear.
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British Dictionary definitions 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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