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Choke pear can mean:

  • Choke pear (plant), any variety of astringent pear fruit
  • "Choke pear" (and "poire d'angoisse" in French) thus can mean:
    • Anything that is difficult to swallow, or that stops up the mouth. It is anything that silences reply, or an argument that cannot be answered.
    • A pear-shaped type of ball gag, such as used by criminals to silence their victims.[1]
    • Choke pear (torture), a torture device


  1. ^ John Ogilvie (1883). The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language. The Century co.. pp. 462.  

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