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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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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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