A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PEAR

Sun, 8 May '22
Gemstone cut named for a fruit
Tue, 15 Feb '22
Prickly ___ (cactus variety)
Tue, 27 Jul '21
D'Anjou, for one
Mon, 19 Jul '21
Liqueur flavor
Fri, 2 Apr '21
Lute shape
Mon, 15 Feb '21
Orchard fruit