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Bartlett

[bahrt-lit] /ˈbɑrt lɪt/
noun, Horticulture
1.
a large, yellow, juicy variety of pear.
Also called Bartlett pear.
Origin of Bartlett
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; so named by Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester, Mass.

Bartlett

[bahrt-lit] /ˈbɑrt lɪt/
noun
1.
John, 1820–1905, U.S. publisher: compiled Familiar Quotations.
2.
John Russell, 1805–86, U.S. editor and bibliographer of early Americana.
3.
Josiah, 1729–95, U.S. physician and statesman.
4.
Paul Wayland, 1865–1925, U.S. sculptor.
5.
Robert Abram, 1875–1946, U.S. arctic explorer, born in Newfoundland.
6.
Vernon, 1894–1983, English writer.
7.
a town in SW Tennessee.
8.
a town in NE Illinois.
9.
a male given name, form of Bartholomew.
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  • These boars, as I may add on the authority of Mr. Bartlett, when fighting together, stand directly face to face.

  • "Yes, and catch their deaths of fever and ague," said Mrs. Bartlett.

  • When they were out of earshot Miss Bartlett stopped her wails and said quite briskly: "Have you told him about him yet?"

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • Bartlett's read that book fourteen times, and it's all he knows.

  • It was after the game was over, and Mr. Bartlett had won the whole thing.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
British Dictionary definitions for Bartlett

Bartlett

/ˈbɑːtlɪt/
noun
1.
the Williams pear, used esp in the US and generally of tinned pears
Word Origin
named after Enoch Bartlett (1779–1860), of Dorchester, Mass., who marketed it in the US
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