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pearpear /peə $ per/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  pears.jpg DFFHBPa sweet juicy fruit that has a round base and is thinner near the top, or the tree that produces this fruit
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pearNow she could feel him, a bulge like a pear.You may wish to leave the softer peel on a peach, but remove the tougher peel of a pear or apple.Bartlett pears are susceptible to fire blight.Add the tomatoes and their juice along with the drained pear halves.Heading up an orange-dirt trail, she passes prickly pear cactus and yucca.If the pears are quite firm simmer in a large saucepan for 20-30 minutes until tender.I thought they was pears at first and I got excited, cos I like pears, but they wasn't.
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