- an Asian tree also cultivated in Australia and New Zealand, Pyrus pyrifolia, of the rose family, having apple-shaped, pear-colored, juicy fruit.
- the fruit of this plant.
noun plural nashi or nashis
- another name for Asian pear
- a tropical pear tree, esp any of several varieties of Japanese pear Pyrus serotina
- 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