(n.) = pear. Ex: Whereas, before, the land was dense with stately white pines, now apple, plum, pear, peach, and cherry orchards stood in regimented rows and cattle grazed peacefully. ---- * con forma de pera = pear-shaped. * de higos a brevas = once in a blue moon. * del año de la pera = from the year dot. * en forma de pera = pear-shaped. * No se le puede pedir peras al olmo = You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. * pedirle peras al olmo = cry for + the moon ; ask for + the moon ; reach for + the moon. * tomate de pera = pear tomato ; Italian tomato ; Roma tomato.