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Choke pear — 1. A kind of pear that has a rough, astringent taste, and is swallowed with difficulty, or which contracts the mucous membrane of the mouth. [1913 Webster] 2. A sarcasm by which one is put to silence; anything that can not be answered. [Low] S.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
choke-pear — chokeˈ pear noun 1. An astringent pear 2. Anything that reduces one to silence • • • Main Entry: ↑choke … Useful english dictionary
choke pear — noun 1. a. : a pear with an astringent taste b. : chokeberry 2. obsolete : a sarcasm by which one is put to silence : something that cannot be answered * * * choke pear, a kind of pear … Useful english dictionary
choke pear — noun A torture device consisting of a metal body (usually pear shaped) divided into spoon like segments that can be spread apart by turning a screw … Wiktionary
Choke pear (plant) — A choke pear or chocky pear is an astringent fruit. It is (the fruit of) any variety of pear that has an astringent taste and that is difficult to swallow. Contents 1 Varieties 2 Similar fruits … Wikipedia
Choke pear (torture) — The Pear of Anguish. Torture museum in Lubuska Land Museum in Zielona Góra, Poland. The choke pear (or pear of anguish) is the modern name for a type of instrument displayed in some museums, consisting of a metal body (usually pear shaped)… … Wikipedia
Pear (disambiguation) — Pear is trees of the genus Pyrus and the fruit of that tree, edible in some species Pear may refer to: Avocado, a fruit that is referred to as pear in certain countries Pear shaped, a colloquial term for when things go wrong Pear or Pears may… … Wikipedia
Choke — may refer to: Choking, obstruction of airflow into the lungs Choke (horse), a condition in horses in which the esophagus is blocked Choking game, a schoolyard game involving deprivation of oxygen to the brain Chokehold, a grappling hold performed … Wikipedia
choke — (v.) c.1300, aphetic of acheken (c.1200), from O.E. aceocian to choke (with intensive a ), probably from root of ceoke jaw, cheek. Related: Choked; choking. The noun is recorded from 1560s. Meaning valve which controls air to a carburetor first… … Etymology dictionary
Pear — Pyrus redirects here. For other uses, see Pyrus (disambiguation). For other uses, see Pear (disambiguation). Pears European Pear branch with fruit Scientific classification … Wikipedia