How Do You Spell PEAR?

Pronunciation: [pˈe͡ə] (IPA)

The word "pear" is spelled as /pɛər/. It starts with a voiceless bilabial plosive /p/ sound followed by a mid-central vowel /ɛ/. The second syllable starts with a rhotic /r/ sound and ends with a diphthong with a tense /e/ and a schwa /ə/. The spelling of this word is consistent with English phonology and reflects the sounds that make up the word. It is important to know the IPA phonetic transcription when learning English pronunciation to accurately spell words like "pear".

PEAR Meaning and Definition

  1. A pear, scientifically known as Pyrus, is a fruit produced by a deciduous tree belonging to the Rosaceae family. It typically has a rounded, bulbous shape with a narrower, elongated neck at the stem end. The skin of a pear can vary in color, ranging from yellow, green, or brown, with some varieties featuring a reddish blush. Its internal flesh is usually smooth, juicy, and sweet, although some types may have a slightly grainy texture.

    Pears are commonly consumed as a fresh fruit, but they can also be used in various culinary applications such as baking, cooking, and making preserves. They offer a naturally delicate flavor profile that is both sweet and slightly tart, complemented by a subtle floral aroma. Moreover, pears are a nutritious choice, providing vitamins C and K, dietary fiber, and essential minerals like copper and potassium.

    The pear tree is native to Europe and Asia and is widely cultivated worldwide due to its economic and nutritional value. In addition to being a popular fruit, pears have cultural significance and are often associated with health and longevity. Various pear varieties exist, including Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, Comice, and Asian pears, each showcasing unique characteristics in terms of texture, taste, and appearance.

  2. • A well-known fruit.
    • A well-known fruit; the tree itself.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of PEAR

The word pear comes from the Old English word pere which is derived from the Latin word pirum. The Latin term itself originated from the earlier Greek word apion or pirion.

Idioms with the word PEAR

  • go pear-shaped The idiom "go pear-shaped" is used to describe a situation that was previously going well, but has now turned into a disaster or gone awry.

Similar spelling words for PEAR

Plural form of PEAR is PEARS


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