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How would you describe the texture of a pear when eating one? That is, the feeling of moving your tongue or hand over a surface that's made up of many tiny, almost uniform, bumps and dents, resulting in a rather high friction on an otherwise smooth-looking surface. I'm thinking of 'rough' or 'coarse', but these words seem too strong, to carry a negative feel, and not to convey the sensation exactly. I think it's smoother than plain rough. Any ideas?
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DelmobilePerhaps "mealy," although this is often used in a negative way to describe apples that are not crisp. Or maybe "grainy." Both of those words are kind of negative, though.

Grainy came to my mind as well.
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PhilipGrainy came to my mind as well.
Same here. And I don't see it as negative. Why would it be negative?

CJ
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Perhaps "mealy," although this is often used in a negative way to describe apples that are not crisp. Or maybe "grainy." Both of those words are kind of negative, though.
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Grainy sounds OK. Thanks everyone. Emotion: smile