Etymology
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Perry

surname attested from late 12c., literally "dweller by the pear tree."

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Definitions of Perry
1
perry (n.)
a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider;
2
Perry (n.)
United States philosopher (1876-1957);
Synonyms: Ralph Barton Perry
Perry (n.)
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);
Synonyms: Matthew Calbraith Perry
Perry (n.)
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);
Synonyms: Oliver Hazard Perry / Commodore Perry
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