(Science: botany) The fleshy pome, or fruit, of a rosaceous tree (pyrus communis), cultivated in many varieties in temperate climates; also, the tree which bears this fruit. See Pear family, below. Pear blight.
(Science: botany) The larva of a sawfly which is very injurious to the foliage of the pear tree.
Origin: OE. Pere, AS. Peru, L. Pirum: cf. F. Poire. Cf. Perry.