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A pear of a small sweet juicy brownish-red variety, grown chiefly in the US.
- ‘He considers a bowl of grapes, apples, and small Seckel pears to be an ideal dessert.’
- ‘These include apples and slightly under-ripe pears, such as the russet-hued Seckel pears that march in parade with this roast.’
- ‘Of the three varieties of pears, the most plentiful were the Seckel.’
Early 19th century: from the surname of an early grower.
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