Definition of Loquat

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



2. Noun. Yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies.
Exact synonyms: Japanese Plum
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Eriobotrya Japonica, Japanese Medlar, Japanese Plum, Loquat Tree

Definition of Loquat

1. n. 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.

Definition of Loquat

1. Noun. The ''Eriobotrya japonica'' tree. ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of this tree. It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loquat

1. a small evergreen tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Loquat

1. 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. Origin: Chinese name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Loquat

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1. The American Fruit Culturist by Jon Jacob Thomas (1897)
"loquat. seeds surrounded with a most piquant, juicy, and refreshing sub-acid pulp. Ripening from February till May, when other small fruits are scarce, ..."

2. Fruit Recipes: A Manual of the Food Value of Fruits and Nine Hundred by Riley Maria Fletcher Berry (1907)
"In appearance and general characteristics it more nearly resembles the plum than any other fruit, and the loquat, its cousin, the Mespilus Japonica ..."

3. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"To northern residents and travelers in tropical and subtropical countries, the loquat should possess an especial attraction, inasmuch as it recalls in ..."

4. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"... pear, plum, pomegranate, and, in sheltered situations, the sweet and bitter orange and loquat, or Japanese medlar are cultivated, and also the grape. ..."

5. Food Products: Their Souce, Chemistry, and Use by Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey (1921)
"Botanically the apple belongs to the Rose family, which includes also the pear, quince, medlar and loquat. It is probable that the apple ..."

6. How Plants are Trained to Work for Man by Luther Burbank (1921)
"THE APRICOT AND THE loquat AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INTERESTING EXPERIMENTS only use I have for the apricot," said a visitor, "is to supply a flavor for soda ..."

7. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1859)
"... the loquat, or JU-AN QUINCE, differ from the order generally in their many-seeded carpels. ORDER 40. ..."

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