medlar

[n] - small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples 2. [n] - South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and sweet-acid pithy flesh 3. [n] - crabapple-like fruit used for preserves
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Medlar

Med'lar noun [ Middle English medler medlar tree, Old French meslier , French néflier , Latin mespilum , mespilus , Greek ..., .... Confer Naseberry .] A tree of the genus Mespilus ( M. Germanica ); also, the fruit of the tree. The fruit is som
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medlar

A tree of the genus Mespilus (M. 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. ... <botany> Japan medlar, a kind of thorn tree (Crataegus Azarolus); also, its fruit. ... Origin: OE.
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medlar

Mespilus germanica noun small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples
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Medlar

• (n.) A tree of the genus Mespilus (M. 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.
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medlar

(species Mespilus germanica), tree of the rose family (Rosaceae), closely allied to the genus Pyrus, in which it is sometimes included. A native of ...
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medlar

medlar (med'lur) , small deciduous tree (Mespilus germanica) of the family Rosaceae (rose family), native to Europe and Asia. It has luxuriant foliage and large white or pinkish flowers; in the wild state it is sometimes thorny. The medlar has long been cultivated in parts of Europe for its acid...
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Medlar

The medlar or Mespilus is a genus of trees belonging to the family Rosaceae. The flowers are large and white, have five-cleft calyxes and corollas, and these are followed by fleshy, yop-shaped fruits.
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medlar

Small shrub or tree native to southeastern Europe. It is widely cultivated for its fruits, resembling small brown-green pears or quinces. These are palatable when they have begun to decay. (Mespilus germanica, family Rosaceae.)
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