1. an Asian tree also cultivated in Australia and New Zealand, Pyrus pyrifolia, of the rose family, having apple-shaped, pear-colored, juicy fruit.
  2. the fruit of this plant.

noun plural nashi or nashis

  1. another name for Asian pear


  1. a tropical pear tree, esp any of several varieties of Japanese pear Pyrus serotina
  2. 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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