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noun Horticulture.
  1. a large, yellow, juicy variety of pear.
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Origin of Bartlett1

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


  1. John,1820–1905, U.S. publisher: compiled Familiar Quotations.
  2. John Russell,1805–86, U.S. editor and bibliographer of early Americana.
  3. Josiah,1729–95, U.S. physician and statesman.
  4. Paul Wayland,1865–1925, U.S. sculptor.
  5. Robert Abram,1875–1946, U.S. arctic explorer, born in Newfoundland.
  6. Vernon,1894–1983, English writer.
  7. a town in SW Tennessee.
  8. a town in NE Illinois.
  9. a male given name, form of Bartholomew.
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Bartlett pear

  1. the Williams pear, used esp in the US and generally of tinned pears
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Word Origin

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