American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small evergreen tree (Eriobotrya japonica) native to China and Japan, having fragrant white flowers and pear-shaped yellow fruit with large seeds.
- n. The edible fruit of this plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An evergreen shrub or tree, Photinia (Eryobotrya) Japonica, native in China and Japan, and commonly introduced in warm temperate climates. It is an ornamental plant, with leaves nearly a foot long, and yields a fruit of a yellow color, resembling a small apple.
- n. The fruit of this tree. Also called biwa, lukwati, pipa, and Japanese medlar.
- n. The Eriobotrya japonica tree.
- n. The fruit of this tree. It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) 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.
- n. yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies
- n. evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan
- From Chinese Cantonese trad. 蘆橘, simpl. 芦橘 (pinyin: lou4 gwat1) (older word) Related to kumquat – same second character. (Wiktionary)
- Chinese (Cantonese) lo kwat : lo, kind of tree + kwêt, an orange. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Níspero or loquat is a small oval yellow fruit with a slightly acidic pulp, ranging in color from white to yellow-orange.”
Níspero or loquat is a small oval yellow fruit with a slightly acidic pulp, ranging in color from white to yellow-orange. Esta pequeña fruta con forma oval contiene una pulpa ligeramente ácida que varía de color de blanco a amarillo-anaranjado.
“Japonica, _ in Madeira called the loquat and elsewhere the Japanese medlar: it grows wild in the Brazil, where the people distil from it.”
“Sokenbicha in Japan is a slightly bitter-tasting brew, a mix of 15 ingredients such as loquat leaves and azuki beans.”
“To be sure, one of the native fruits seems a sort of joke when you hear it first named, and when you are offered a 'loquat', if you are of a frivolous mind you search your mind for the connection with 'loquor' which it seems to intimate.”
“They also have a sweet tooth, feeding on fallen fruit such as loquat and jelly palm.”
“If going, grab a meal at Çiya Sofrasi, a restaurant that offers delicious and unusual Turkish foods such as loquat kebab (90-216-3303-190; www. ciya.com.tr”
“In Acatlán and nearby villages, herb and fruit liquors are made with the cane alcohol called aguardiente, with nanche (loquat) being one of the most popular.”
“The loquat and the kumquat were missing, ten - and fifteen-foot trees, simply gone, sucked into the sky, just muddy craters where the roots had been.”
“Each chapter in Langer's book is chatty essay about indoor gardening with your leftovers; mangos, artichokes, papayas, loquat etc ...”
“She trades seedlings with her neighbors, one of whom has a loquat tree loaded with fruit, many more than he and the wild parrots that squawk around the tree can eat.”
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