Definition of Passe Crassane in US English:

Passe Crassane

(also Passe Crasanne)

noun

  • A variety of russet dessert pear that ripens very late, grown chiefly in southern Europe and California.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in New Phytologist. From French passe-crassane from passe- + crassane a variety of pear.

Pronunciation

Passe Crassane

/ˌpas krəˈsan/