Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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YAIR, n.2 A variety of pear. See also Green, adj., 3.(9). Sc. 1802  W. Forsyth Fruit Trees 91:
Green Pear of Yair; sweet, juicy, and melting; of a moderate size; takes its name from Yair, on Tweed-side, where it was first discovered.
Sc. 1814  J. Sinclair Agric. Scot. App. I. 441:
Yair, or Green Pear of the Yair. This is a sweet juicy pear; has not much flavour, but the tree is a good bearer, as a standard or espalier.

[From Yair in Selkirkshire.]

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