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The pear is any of several tree and shrub species of genus Pyrus /ˈprəs/, in the family Rosaceae.

Pears
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European Pear branch with two pears
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Pear fruit cross section
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Genus: Pyrus
Species

About 30 species; see text.

Many varieties, such as the Nashi pear, are not "pear-shaped"

The pear is any of several tree and shrub species of genus Pyrus /ˈprəs/, in the family Rosaceae.

It is also the name of the pomaceous fruit of the trees. Several species of pear are valued for their edible fruit, while others are cultivated as ornamental trees.