Main definitions of Anjou in English

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Anjou1

proper noun

  • A former province of western France, on the Loire. It was an English possession from 1154 until 1204.

Pronunciation

Anjou

/ɑ̃ʒu/

Main definitions of Anjou in English

: Anjou1Anjou2

Anjou2

noun

  • An egg-shaped variety of pear, the most popular type of which has bright green skin.

    • ‘I like an Anjou or a Comice, too, but neither is ever as slurpy, never says ‘pear’, like the Bartlett.’
    • ‘Supermarket pear bins are full of Bosc, Anjou and the Bartletts, red or yellow.’
    • ‘If figs aren't available, try ripe Anjou or Bartlett pears in this savory fall salad made extra fragrant with walnut oil.’
    • ‘I enjoyed several diaphanous slivers of beef sashimi (in a soy dressing, with Anjou pear and toasted sesame seeds), even though the entire dish took me roughly three seconds to consume.’
    • ‘For dessert I had the apple and pear crisp ($6) which was prepared with locally grown red delicious and honey crisp apples; Bosc, Anjou, and Bartlett pears; an almond crisp topping; vanilla ice cream; and caramel sauce.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Anjou in France, where it originated.

Pronunciation

Anjou

/ˈãʒuː/