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anchovy pear

noun
1.
the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, somewhat resembling the mango.
2.
the tree itself.
Origin of anchovy pear
1690-1700
1690-1700
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British Dictionary definitions for anchovy pear

anchovy pear

noun
1.
a Jamaican tree, Grias cauliflora, bearing edible fruits that taste like the mango: family Lecythidaceae
Word Origin
C18: so called from the use of the fruit as an hors d'oeuvre
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