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PEAR (; Pirus communis):

The pear is mentioned in the Talmud (see Löw, "Aramäische Pflanzennamen," p. 152). It does not seem to have been extensively cultivated. The Septuagint erroneously rendered απίον (= "pear") for "baka"-trees (I Chron. xiv. 14).

E. G. H. I. Be.
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