[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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seckel

Historical Examples of 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.