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The crisp apple-shaped fruit of a tree that is native to Japan and China and cultivated in Australia and New Zealand.Also called Asian pear
- ‘It's a salad that's got some bitter greens and celery with nashi and spring onions.’
- ‘Of the nashi grown in New Zealand, 95 percent are Hosui, although smooth-skinned, greenish-yellow Nijisseiki and the mottled Kosui also make excellent eating.’
- ‘Just before serving, prepare the nashi and add to rest of the fruit.’
- ‘It is fruity (think nashi pears and quince), a little bit sweet and great for drinking on its own or with Asian food and is stunning value for between $12 and $14.’
- ‘Sipping on our nashi pear and lychee Martinis, we surveyed the room.’
1960s: from Japanese, literally pear.
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