anchovy pear

1. the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, somewhat resembling the mango.
2. the tree itself.
[1690-1700]

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plant
      (Grias cauliflora), evergreen tree of the family Lecythidaceae, native to the West Indies. The tree is cultivated for its edible fruit. The plant grows to about 15 metres (50 feet) tall and bears spear-shaped, glossy leaves about 90 cm (35 inches) long that are produced in tufts at the ends of the branches. The fragrant yellow flowers are about 5 cm (2 inches) across. The fruit, which contains one seed, is pear-shaped, russet brown, 5–7 cm (2–3 inches) long, and rich in vitamin C.

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  • Anchovy pear — An*cho vy pear ([a^]n*ch[=o] v[y^] p[^a]r ). (Bot.) A West Indian fruit like the mango in taste, sometimes pickled; also, the tree ({Grias cauliflora}) bearing this fruit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anchovy pear — n. 1. a West Indian fruit that tastes like a mango 2. the tree (Grias cauliflora) of the lecythis family that it grows on …   English World dictionary

  • Anchovy pear — Taxobox name = Anchovy pear regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Lecythidaceae genus = Grias species = G. cauliflora binomial = Grias cauliflora binomial authority = L.The anchovy pear (also… …   Wikipedia

  • anchovy pear — noun 1. West Indian tree bearing edible fruit resembling mango • Syn: ↑anchovy pear tree, ↑Grias cauliflora • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Grias, ↑genus Grias …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchovy-pear — anˈchovy pear noun The fruit of a West Indian lecythidaceous tree (Grias cauliflora), often pickled • • • Main Entry: ↑anchovy …   Useful english dictionary

  • ANCHOVY PEAR —    fruit of a W. Indian plant, of the taste of the mango …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • anchovy pear — /ˌæntʃəvi ˈpɛə/ (say .anchuhvee pair) noun 1. the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, often pickled, and somewhat resembling the mango. 2. the tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • anchovy pear tree — noun West Indian tree bearing edible fruit resembling mango • Syn: ↑anchovy pear, ↑Grias cauliflora • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Grias, ↑genus Grias …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchovy — n. (pl. ies) any of various small silvery fish of the herring family usu. preserved in salt and oil and having a strong taste. Phrases and idioms: anchovy pear a W. Indian fruit like a mango. anchovy toast toast spread with paste made from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • river pear — noun West Indian fruit resembling the mango; often pickled • Syn: ↑anchovy pear • Hypernyms: ↑edible fruit • Part Holonyms: ↑anchovy pear, ↑anchovy pear tree, ↑Grias cauliflora * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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