- 1A small, bushy tree of the rose family that bears small, brown, applelike fruits.
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- Mespilus germanica, family Rosaceae
- The largest is a cherry tree, which is pruned to keep it in check, and there are vines, peaches, medlar and mulberry bushes to provide fruit.
- 1.1The fruit of the medlar tree, which is edible only after it has begun to decay.More example sentences
- Fruits include the indigenous melons, grapes, mulberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and pomegranates, as well as medlars, persimmons, oranges, melons, and sweet lemons.
- In the back are pots containing a fruit paradise of quinces, medlars, lemons, pomegranates, citrons, even a limequat that apparently makes a mean marmalade.
- There are plenty of colourful fruits about, including dessert, culinary and crab apples, pears and medlars.
late Middle English: from Old French medler, from medle 'medlar fruit', from Latin mespila, from Greek mespilē, mespilon.
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