Japan medlar
Medlar Med"lar, n. [OE. medler medlar tree, OF. meslier, F. n['e]flier, L. mespilum, mespilus, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. {Naseberry}.] A tree of the genus {Mespilus} ({Mespilus Germanica}); also, the fruit of the tree. The fruit is something like a small apple, but has a bony endocarp. When first gathered the flesh is hard and austere, and it is not eaten until it has begun to decay. [1913 Webster]

{Japan medlar} (Bot.), the loquat. See {Loquat}.

{Neapolitan medlar} (Bot.), a kind of thorn tree ({Crat[ae]gus Azarolus}); also, its fruit. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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