Part of speech: noun

The edible, fleshy fruit of a tree of the rose family.

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Usage examples "pear":

  1. Apple and pear- trees covered with glittering red and yellow fruit, plums of all colors looking as if the shining crop were turned to roses and lilies, the fallen surplus lying unnoticed on the ground. - "Timar's Two Worlds", Mór Jókai.
  2. Is that her pear- tree? - "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.
  3. When the sun's another month higher it will start all the machinery in the apple, cherry, and pear trees and the small fruits, and it will turn out a crop the first year you're here that will put money in your pocket. - "Driven Back to Eden", E. P. Roe.