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 for Pyrus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pyrus \Py"rus\, n. [L. pyrus, or better pirus, pear tree.]
     A genus of rosaceous trees and shrubs having pomes for fruit.
     It includes the apple, crab apple, pear, chokeberry, sorb,
     and mountain ash.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: fruit trees native to the Old World: pears [syn: Pyrus,
           genus Pyrus]

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