Definitions of perry

  1. United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. United States philosopher (1876-1957) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A fermented liquor made from pears; pear cider. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A suddent squall. See Pirry. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The fermented juice of pears. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The fermented juice of pears; a liquor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. per'i, n. an agreeable beverage made by fermenting the juice of pears. [Fr. poiré, from poire, a pear--L. pirum.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Drink from juice of pears fermented. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. [Fr.] In Naut. slang, a sudden squall. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  12. [Fr.] The fermented liquor made from pears. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  13. n. [French] A liquor prepared from pears in the same manner as cider from apples. Cabinet Dictionary

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