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Asian pear

an Asian tree also cultivated in Australia and New Zealand, Pyrus pyrifolia, of the rose family, having apple-shaped, pear-colored, juicy fruit.
the fruit of this plant.
Also called Chinese pear, Japanese pear, nashi [nah-shee] /ˈnɑ ʃi/ (Show IPA), sand pear. Unabridged
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  • My dolzhny zaruchit'sja dlja sebja vsemi orudijami, kotorymi nashi protivniki mogli by vospol'zovat'sja protiv nas.

    The History of a Lie Herman Bernstein
  • Sanzugawa: Yama mo nakereba, hashi mo nashi; shinde no tabiji hana wa nao nashi.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
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noun (pl) nashi, nashis
another name for Asian pear
Word Origin
Japanese: pear

Asian pear

a tropical pear tree, esp any of several varieties of Japanese pear Pyrus serotina
Also called nashi. the fruit of the Japanese pear, which resembles a large yellow apple, has crisp juicy flesh, and is cultivated in Japan, Korea, the US, and New Zealand
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