Pear (Maplet)

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This is the entry for pear from Maplet's A Greene Forest.

Of the Peare tree.

The Peare tree as Isidore witnesseth, is called Pyrus, for that it is in his fashion and kinde of growth, Piramidallor firelike, brode about the middle of the bodie, but at the top Arrow headed, or Pinnaclelike. It hath but one name, for many and sundrie his kindes. There is in a certaine Towne in Italie called Crustiminium that kinde of Peare, which is as red as bloud in one of his sides, and in the reasidue otherwise.