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(More fully "black pear of Worcester") a large yellowish and russet cooking pear which is depicted in sable (black) on the coat of arms of Worcester, England; also called black Worcester.Related black Worcester
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.