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Meaning of PEAR

Pronunciation:  pehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
  2. [n]  Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties

PEAR is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pear tree, Pyrus communis
 See Also: anjou, bartlett, bartlett pear, bosc, edible fruit, false fruit, fruit tree, genus Pyrus, pear, pear, pear tree, pome, Pyrus, Pyrus communis, seckel, seckel pear



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pear\ (p[^a]r), n. [OE. pere, AS. peru, L. pirum: cf. F.
poire. Cf. {Perry}.] (Bot.)
The fleshy pome, or fruit, of a rosaceous tree ({Pyrus
communis}), cultivated in many varieties in temperate
climates; also, the tree which bears this fruit. See {Pear
family}, below.

{Pear blight}.
(a) (Bot.) A name of two distinct diseases of pear trees,
    both causing a destruction of the branches, viz., that
    caused by a minute insect ({Xyleborus pyri}), and that
    caused by the freezing of the sap in winter. --A. J.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) A very small beetle ({Xyleborus pyri}) whose
    larv[ae] bore in the twigs of pear trees and cause them
    to wither.

{Pear family} (Bot.), a suborder of rosaceous plants
   ({Pome[ae]}), characterized by the calyx tube becoming
   fleshy in fruit, and, combined with the ovaries, forming a
   pome. It includes the apple, pear, quince, service berry,
   and hawthorn.

{Pear gauge} (Physics), a kind of gauge for measuring the
   exhaustion of an air-pump receiver; -- so called because
   consisting in part of a pear-shaped glass vessel.

{Pear shell} (Zo["o]l.), any marine gastropod shell of the
   genus {Pyrula}, native of tropical seas; -- so called from
   the shape.

{Pear slug} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a sawfly which is very
   injurious to the foliage of the pear tree.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pear in your dream, symbolizes the womb, fertility and thus may refer to some female in your life. It is also often associated with the Virgin Mary. The dream may also be a pun on a "pair" of something. Seeing a pear tree in your dream, represents new opportunities.