from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
- n. The fruit of this tree. Also called biwa, lukwati, pipa, and Japanese medlar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Chinese (Cantonese) lo kwat : lo, kind of tree + kwêt, an orange.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Chinese Cantonese trad. 蘆橘, simpl. 芦橘 (pinyin: lou4 gwat1) (older word) Related to kumquat – same second character. (Wiktionary)