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Botanical Nerd Word: Pyriform

Pyriform: Shaped like a pear.*

Although pears are the most obvious example, pyriform can be used to refer to any pear-shaped fruit, such as pear-shaped tomatoes.

*Pell, S.K., Angell, B. (2016). A botanist’s vocabulary: 1300 terms explained and illustrated. Portland: Timber Press.

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