Meaning of “pear” in the English Dictionary

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"pear" in British English

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pearnoun [ C or U ]

uk /peər/ us /per/

A2 a sweet fruit, usually with a green skin and a lot of juice, that has a round base and is slightly pointed towards the stem


  • The pear tree they planted has never borne fruit.
  • a pear flan
  • Do you like pears poached in red wine?
  • These pears are still too firm to eat.
  • Peel and core the pears before cooking them.

(Definition of “pear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pear" in American English

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pearnoun [ C ]

us /peər/

a sweet, juicy, yellow or green fruit with a round base and slightly pointed top

(Definition of “pear” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)