medlar definition

  • noun:
    • A deciduous European tree (Mespilus germanica) having white flowers and delicious apple-shaped good fresh fruit.
    • The fresh fruit of the plant, eaten fresh or converted to preserves.
    • A tree of the genus Mespilus
    • the good fresh fruit associated with tree. The fresh fruit is something like a small apple, which is maybe not eaten until it offers started to decay, or more correctly, blet.
    • A tree of this genus Mespilus (Mespilus Germanica); also, the good fresh fruit associated with the tree. The good fresh fruit is one thing like a little apple, but features a bony endocarp. Whenever first collected the flesh is difficult and austere, which is perhaps not consumed until it's begun to decay.
    • A small, generally speaking bushy tree, Mespilus Germanica, related to the crab-apple, cultivated in gardens because of its fruit. Its crazy in central and southern Europe, but was introduced from western Asia. See Mespilus.
    • The fresh fruit associated with above tree, resembling a little brown-skinned apple, but with an extensive disk at summit surrounded by the remains of the calyx-lobes.
    • tiny deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fresh fruit
    • a-south African globular good fresh fruit with brown leathery skin and pithy skin having a sweet-acid style
    • crabapple-like fresh fruit used for preserves
    • little deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for the fresh fruit that resemble crab apples

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