Definition of azarole in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈazəˌrōl/


A small tree related to the hawthorn, cultivated in southern Europe for its small yellow or reddish fruit.
  • Crataegus azarolus, family Rosaceae.
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).

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Syllabification: a·za·role

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