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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A widely grown variety of pear with yellowish skin and soft, juicy white flesh, eaten fresh or often canned.
  • Bartlett, John 1820-1905. American publisher and editor who compiled Familiar Quotations (1855) and a Shakespearean concordance (1894).
  • Bartlett, Robert Abram Known as "Captain Bob.” 1875-1946. American explorer who accompanied Robert E. Peary's expedition to the North Pole (1909) and led numerous other Arctic voyages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English surname, from the pet form of Bartholomew.
  • n. A kind of English pear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Bartlett pear, a favorite kind of pear, which originated in England about 1770, and was called Williams' Bonchrétien. It was brought to America, and distributed by Mr. Enoch Bartlett, of Dorchester, Massachusetts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)
  • n. juicy yellow pear
  • n. United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)

Etymologies

After Enoch Bartlett (1779-1860).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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