an Asian tree also cultivated in Australia and New Zealand, Pyrus pyrifolia, of the rose family, having apple-shaped, pear-colored, juicy fruit.
the fruit of this plant.
a tropical pear tree, esp any of several varieties of Japanese pear Pyrus serotina
Also called nashi. the fruit of the Japanese pear, which resembles a large yellow apple, has crisp juicy flesh, and is cultivated in Japan, Korea, the US, and New Zealand
- Asian influenza
a form of epidemic influenza caused by a virus believed to have been carried from Asia in the late 1950s. noun a type of influenza recurring in worldwide epidemics, caused by a virus (A2 strain or subsequent antigenic variants), which apparently originated in China in 1957 noun See Asian flu noun a virulent type of […]
- Asian semi-longhair
noun another name for Tiffanie
- Asian shorthair
noun a generic term for a group of breeds of short-haired cat of Burmese type, including the Bombay
- Asian tiger mosquito
a mosquito, Aedes albopictus, native to Asia, that transmits yellow fever and dengue and possibly West Nile virus. Compare .