Origin of pear
Examples from the Web for pears
For dessert, many different kinds of fruits (Fuji apples, Korean pears, persimmons) are piled onto one another and served.
Pears are some of the best fruits of the whole year, and they only come around in the fall.
Based on Pinot Noir, it gives rich berry aromas alongside brioche, quince, and pears.
"'Pears now, maybe I heerd he wuz Guv'ner," said the keen-eyed trapper thoughtfully.The Conquest|Eva Emery Dye
With all fruits the drying process is much the same, though peaches, apples, and pears are first peeled.History of California|Helen Elliott Bandini
Harder fruits like pears, quinces, etc., require longer boiling.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
"'Pears like I was interruptin' a leetle fambly reunion," he remarked, drily.The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge|Herbert Carter
The common pear readily inter-grafts with other pears, and its cions may be made to grow, though with difficulty, on the apple.The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
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."