Origin of pear
Examples from the Web for pear
At the most basic level, most ciders are produced using a blend of sweet, sour, and bitter apple and pear varieties.
The pear tree at the Sept. 11 memorial was among the last living things to be pulled out of the rubble.
The three containers [of pear, strawberry granola and peach] have run through me like Olympic sprinters.
Pear Clafoutis by Tom Fitzmorris Sweet, ripe pears are a brilliant variation on clafoutis.
Freshly grated pear barely needs any sweetening, which is why we encourage you to make the pear puree yourself.
For his orchards, the king took apple, pear, and cherry trees from the orchards and gardens of Chertsey Abbey.
The pear grows on some of the hawthorns, but it is an unwilling subject on the apple.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
I tell you they're pellets, though how they came inside the pear, I can't imagine.The Fortunes of Philippa|Angela Brazil
"I wonder the old Bartlett pear didn't burst into a palm-tree over your heads," said Olive.A Modern Instance|William Dean Howells
This pear was known in Saxony early in the nineteenth century.The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for pear
Word Origin for pear
Word Origin and History for pear
Old English pere, peru "pear," common West Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pere, Old High German pira, bira, Dutch peer), from Vulgar Latin *pera, variant of Latin pira, plural (taken for fem. singular) of pirum "pear," a loan word from an unknown source. It likely shares an origin with Greek apion "pear," apios "pear tree."