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Asian pear

noun
  1. an Asian tree also cultivated in Australia and New Zealand, Pyrus pyrifolia, of the rose family, having apple-shaped, pear-colored, juicy fruit.
  2. 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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  • My dolzhny zaruchit'sja dlja sebja vsemi orudijami, kotorymi nashi protivniki mogli by vospol'zovat'sja protiv nas.

    The History of a Lie

    Herman Bernstein

  • Sanzugawa: Yama mo nakereba, hashi mo nashi; shinde no tabiji hana wa nao nashi.


British Dictionary definitions for nashi

nashi

noun plural nashi or nashis
  1. another name for Asian pear
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Word Origin

Japanese: pear

Asian pear

noun
  1. a tropical pear tree, esp any of several varieties of Japanese pear Pyrus serotina
  2. 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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