[ sek-uhl, sik- ]

  1. a small, yellowish-brown variety of pear.

Origin of Seckel

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; after surname of grower, Pennsylvania orchardist

Words Nearby Seckel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Seckel in a sentence

  • We used to come over here last fall and get pearstheres a dandy Seckel tree back there.

    The Turner Twins | Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The San Saba may be regarded as a standard of quality among pecans, as the Seckel is among pears.

    The Pecan and its Culture | H. Harold Hume
  • This was a hybrid produced from the crossing of Seckel with Belle Lucrative.

    The Pears of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • The pears are also more brightly colored than those of Seckel.

    The Pears of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • It was obtained by crossing Seckel with Gansel Bergamot, whence its name.

    The Pears of New York | U. P. Hedrick