Definition of azarole in English:


Line breaks: aza|role
Pronunciation: /ˈazərəʊl


1An edible Mediterranean fruit which resembles a tiny apple and is used for making preserves.
More example sentences
  • Its companion piece, Still Life with pomegranates, apples, azaroles and grapes in a landscape, is obviously related in composition and is derived from a style popular in seventeenth century Italy that Melendez saw on his travels.
  • Quinces, various types of apples, apricots, peaches, cherries, pears, plums, currants, blackberries, melons, and azaroles were grown.
  • Israel is believed to be within the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East the primary source for carob, olive, azarole, jujube and the almond.
2The small hawthorn-like tree bearing azaroles.
  • Crataegus azarolus, family Rosaceae
More example sentences
  • The name ‘Naples medlar’ has been used for the azarole.
  • The azarole has long been cultivated for its edible fruit in S. Europe.
  • The species with the best fruit is the azarole, C. azarolus (sometimes called Naples medlar but no relation to the ordinary medlar).


mid 17th century: from French azerole, from Spanish azarolla.

Definition of azarole in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily