from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fermented, often effervescent beverage made from pears.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fermented alcoholic beverage made from pears; somewhat analogous to cider.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fermented liquor made from pears; pear cider.
- n. A suddent squall. See pirry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fermented liquor, similar to cider, but made from the juice of pears. It is extensively produced in England, but is little known in America.
- n. Same as pirry.
- n. Jewels; precious stones.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States philosopher (1876-1957)
- n. a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
- n. United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819)
- n. United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)
Middle English pere, from Old French pere, from Vulgar Latin *pirātum, from Latin pirum, pear.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, peirrie; from Middle French, peré; from (assumed) Vulgar Latin, piratum; from Latin, pirum. (Wiktionary)