[sek-uh l, sik-]
- a small, yellowish-brown variety of pear.
Origin of Seckel
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; after surname of grower, Pennsylvania orchardist
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Examples from the Web for seckel
This was a hybrid produced from the crossing of Seckel with Belle Lucrative.
The pears are also more brightly colored than those of Seckel.
Seckel is an American pear distinct in type from any European variety.
Seckel, Sheldon, and Beurr dAnjou have remarkably distinctive color as young trees.
The fruits lack the rich, perfumed flavor of Seckel on one hand, and the piquant, vinous taste of Winter Nelis on the other.