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Pyrus

pyrus

(Science: botany) A genus of rosaceous trees and shrubs having pomes for fruit. It includes the apple, crab apple, pear, chokeberry, sorb, and mountain ash.

Origin: L. Pyrus, or better pirus, pear tree.


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A Monkey's Uncle

... to make a jump. Even the gap between rose and pear tree is probably too far but at some point, maybe not until right down to the genus level of Pyrus, it might be possible to find the right sequence(s) that declares itself as a pear tree. The problem is, as you rightly pointed out in an earlier ...

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