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[pair-sheypt] /ˈpɛərˌʃeɪpt/
having the shape of a pear; tapering near the top and bulging toward the base or bottom:
a pear-shaped vase.
(of a vocal tone) clear, resonant, and without harshness; full-bodied.
Origin of pear-shaped
1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The pipa is a four-stringed pear-shaped instrument that resembles the lute, and is one of the world's oldest instruments.
  • The head is oval or elliptical, but flattened, so that when viewed in profile it is pear-shaped.
  • The uterus is a pear-shaped organ located between the bladder and lower intestine.
  • Long used for cold-hardy rootstock, the trees typically bear pear-shaped or oval fruit that ripen in fall.
  • But don't be afraid to go a size up, particularly if you're pear-shaped.
  • These succulent pads are oblong to pear-shaped, and about one to two inches long.

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