Pear vs. Peach

Pear vs. Peach — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Pear and Peach

Pearnoun

Any of several trees of the genus Pyrus in the rose family, having glossy leaves and white flowers, especially P. communis, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.

Peachnoun

A small Chinese tree (Prunus persica) in the rose family, widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.

Pearnoun

The fruit of any of these trees, having gritty, juicy flesh and usually a shape that is spherical at the base and tapering toward the stalk.

Peachnoun

The soft juicy fruit of this tree, having yellow or white flesh, downy reddish-yellow skin, and a deeply ridged stone containing a single seed.

Pearnoun

An edible fruit produced by the pear tree, similar to an apple but elongated towards the stem.

Peachnoun

A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange.

Pearnoun

(also pear tree) A type of fruit tree (Pyrus communis).

Peachnoun

(Informal) A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.

Pearnoun

The wood of the pear tree (pearwood, pear wood).

Peachverb

To inform on someone; turn informer

"Middle-level bureaucrats cravenly peach on their bosses [when] one of them does something the tiniest bit illegal" (National Observer).

Pearnoun

Choke pear (a torture device).

Peachverb

To inform against

"He has peached me and all the others, to save his life" (Daniel Defoe).

Pearnoun

(Jamaica) avocado, alligator pear

Peachnoun

A tree (Prunus persica), native to China and now widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.

Pearnoun

sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties

Peachnoun

The soft juicy stone fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed.

Pearnoun

Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties

Peachnoun

A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color.

Peachnoun

(informal) A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.

Peachadjective

Of or pertaining to the color peach.

Peachadjective

Particularly pleasing or agreeable.

Peachverb

To inform on someone; turn informer.

Peachverb

To inform against.

Peachnoun

cultivated in temperate regions

Peachnoun

a very attractive or seductive looking woman

Peachnoun

downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh

Peachnoun

a shade of pink tinged with yellow

Peachverb

divulge confidential information or secrets;

Be careful--his secretary talks