noun Horticulture.

a large, yellow, juicy variety of pear.

Origin of Bartlett

1825–35, Americanism; so named by Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester, Mass.
Also called Bartlett pear.




John,1820–1905, U.S. publisher: compiled Familiar Quotations.
John Russell,1805–86, U.S. editor and bibliographer of early Americana.
Josiah,1729–95, U.S. physician and statesman.
Paul Wayland,1865–1925, U.S. sculptor.
Robert Abram,1875–1946, U.S. arctic explorer, born in Newfoundland.
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a town in SW Tennessee.
a town in NE Illinois.
a male given name, form of Bartholomew. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Bartlett pear


the Williams pear, used esp in the US and generally of tinned pears

Word Origin for Bartlett

named after Enoch Bartlett (1779–1860), of Dorchester, Mass., who marketed it in the US
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