Melocotoon
Melocoton Mel`o*co*ton", Melocotoon Mel`o*co*toon", n. [Sp. melocoton a kind of peach tree and its fruit, L. malum cotonium, or cotonea, or Cydonia, a quince, or quince tree, lit., apple of Cydonia, Gr. ? ?. See {Quince}.] (Bot.) (a) A quince. (b) A kind of peach having one side deep red, and the flesh yellow. [Written also {malacatoon}, {malacotune}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • melocotoon — mel·o·co·toon …   English syllables

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  • malacatoon — Melocoton Mel o*co*ton , Melocotoon Mel o*co*toon , n. [Sp. melocoton a kind of peach tree and its fruit, L. malum cotonium, or cotonea, or Cydonia, a quince, or quince tree, lit., apple of Cydonia, Gr. ? ?. See {Quince}.] (Bot.) (a) A quince.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malacotune — Melocoton Mel o*co*ton , Melocotoon Mel o*co*toon , n. [Sp. melocoton a kind of peach tree and its fruit, L. malum cotonium, or cotonea, or Cydonia, a quince, or quince tree, lit., apple of Cydonia, Gr. ? ?. See {Quince}.] (Bot.) (a) A quince.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melocoton — Mel o*co*ton , Melocotoon Mel o*co*toon , n. [Sp. melocoton a kind of peach tree and its fruit, L. malum cotonium, or cotonea, or Cydonia, a quince, or quince tree, lit., apple of Cydonia, Gr. ? ?. See {Quince}.] (Bot.) (a) A quince. (b) A kind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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