At the most basic level, most ciders are produced using a blend of sweet, sour, and bitter apple and pear varieties.
The pear tree at the Sept. 11 memorial was among the last living things to be pulled out of the rubble.
The three containers [of pear, strawberry granola and peach] have run through me like Olympic sprinters.
Old English pere, peru "pear," common West Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pere, Old High German pira, bira, Dutch peer), from Vulgar Latin *pera, variant of Latin pira, plural (taken for fem. singular) of pirum "pear," a loan word from an unknown source. It likely shares an origin with Greek apion "pear," apios "pear tree."