loquat
noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) làuh-gwāt Date: 1820 an Asian evergreen tree (Eriobotrya japonica) of the rose family often cultivated for its fruit; also its small yellow edible fruit used especially for preserves

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  • Loquat — Lo quat, n. [Chinese name.] (Bot.) The fruit of the Japanese medlar ({Photinia Japonica}). It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. Also, the tree itself. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loquat — Loquat, Eriobotrya japonica, s. Tafel »Nahrungspflanzen III«, Fig. 13, mit Text …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Loquat — Loquat, Frucht, s. Photinia …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • loquat — 1820, from Cantonese luh kwat, lit. rush orange …   Etymology dictionary

  • loquat — [lō′kwät΄, lō′kwat΄] n. [< Chin (Canton dial.) lō kwat, lit., rush orange] 1. a small evergreen tree (Eriobotrya japonica) of the rose family, native to China and Japan 2. the small, yellow, edible, plumlike fruit of this tree …   English World dictionary

  • Loquat — For the band, see Loquat (band). This article is about a species of flowering plants called Medlar. For other uses, see Medlar. Loquat Eriobotrya japonica Loquat leaves and fruits …   Wikipedia

  • loquat — /loh kwot, kwat/, n. 1. a small evergreen tree, Eriobotrya japonica, native to China and Japan, cultivated as an ornamental and for its yellow, plumlike fruit. 2. the fruit itself. Also called Japanese plum. [1810 20; < dial. Chin (Guangdong)… …   Universalium

  • Loquat — Japanische Wollmispel Japanische Wollmispel (Eriobotrya japonica) Systematik Familie: Rosengewächse (Rosaceae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • loquat — japoninė lokva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Eriobotrya japonica), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eriobotrya japonica; Mespilus japonica angl. Japanese loquat;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • loquat — n. ornamental evergreen tree native to China and Japan; yellow plumlike fruit of the loquat tree, Japanese plum …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loquat — /ˈloʊkwət/ (say lohkwuht), / kət/ (say kuht), / kwɒt/ (say kwot) noun 1. a small evergreen tree, Eriobotrya japonica, native to China and Japan, but cultivated elsewhere for ornament and for its yellow plum like fruit; Japanese loquat; Japanese… …   Australian English dictionary

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