Definition of Japanese medlar

1. Noun. Evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan.

Exact synonyms: Eriobotrya Japonica, Japanese Plum, Loquat, Loquat Tree
Terms within: Japanese Plum, Loquat
Group relationships: Eriobotrya, Genus Eriobotrya
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Japanese Medlar

Japanese hop
Japanese horseradish
Japanese iris
Japanese ivy
Japanese knotweed
Japanese lacquer tree
Japanese lantern
Japanese lanterns
Japanese leaf
Japanese leek
Japanese lilac
Japanese lime
Japanese linden
Japanese maple
Japanese medlar (current term)
Japanese millet
Japanese monetary unit
Japanese morning glory
Japanese oak
Japanese oyster
Japanese pagoda tree
Japanese persimmon
Japanese pink
Japanese plum
Japanese poinsettia
Japanese privet
Japanese quince
Japanese radish
Japanese red pine

Literary usage of Japanese medlar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"... the sweet and bitter orange and loquat, or Japanese medlar are cultivated, and also the grape. These fruits are, however, not yet planted sufficiently ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1908)
"In 1885 Lehmann obtained from the seeds of the Japanese medlar {Eriobotrya japonica) ... glucoside might be present in the seeds of Japanese medlar fruits, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1908)
"In 1885 Lehmann obtained from the seeds of the Japanese medlar {Eriobotrya japonica) ... glucoside might be present in the seeds of Japanese medlar fruits, ..."

4. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"While the name loquat is universally recognized among English-speaking peoples as the correct one for this fruit, it is sometimes called Japanese medlar and ..."

5. A guide to the Maltese islands by George Nelson Godwin (1880)
"The Japanese medlar is in leaf: the cauliflower, artichoke, and saffron bloom. The Japanese medlar bears fruit. We remark the shedding of leaves by the vine ..."

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