Definition of pear noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//peə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//per//
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a yellow or green fruit that is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom a pear tree a tin of pear halves see also prickly pear See related entries: Fruit Word Origin Old English pere, peru, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch peer, from Latin pirum.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pear