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Noun: perry  pe-ree
  1. A fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
Noun: Perry  pe-ree
  1. 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)
    - Matthew C. Perry, Matthew Calbraith Perry
  2. United States philosopher (1876-1957)
    - Ralph Barton Perry
  3. 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)
    - Oliver Hazard Perry, Commodore Perry

Derived forms: perries

Type of: alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, booze [informal], commodore, inebriant, intoxicant, juice [N. Amer, informal], naval officer, philosopher

Encyclopedia: Perry, OH