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NOUN:
A cultivated variety of pear having greenish-yellow skin blushed with russet-red and yellowish, juicy, fine-textured flesh.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French (Doyenne du) Comice, (Dean of the) Show, from comice (agricole), (agricultural) show, from Old French, convention, from Latin comitia ; see comitia


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