Origin of pear
Examples from the Web for pears
Contemporary Examples of pears
For dessert, many different kinds of fruits (Fuji apples, Korean pears, persimmons) are piled onto one another and served.A Korean New Year's Day Menu
February 10, 2011
Pears are some of the best fruits of the whole year, and they only come around in the fall.What to Eat
September 29, 2009
Based on Pinot Noir, it gives rich berry aromas alongside brioche, quince, and pears.The Official Beverage of France
August 4, 2009
Historical Examples of pears
Winter pears, however, may be stored, for they keep like apples.
Pears are most valuable when they are canned and used for sauce.
Why, Napoleon, you did not dare to even touch the pears of your uncle the canon.The Boy Life of Napoleon
The skin of the pears should he taken off, but the stems left on.
Pears, apricots, and egg plums may also be done in this manner.
Word Origin 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."