- a large, brownish-red, hybrid variety of pear.
Origin of Kieffer
1875–80; named after Peter Kieffer (1812–90), American botanist
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Examples from the Web for kieffer
After Kieffer, it is the most desired of all pears by the canning trade.
The trees are more susceptible to blight than those of Kieffer.
Reported as hardy, blight-resistant and better than Kieffer.
More Kieffer and Duchess pears are planted than any other kind.The Apple
Kieffer and related hybrids are somewhat immune to San Jose scale, but are very susceptible to psylla.