loquat

Definitions:

  • A small evergreen tree <em>(Eriobotrya japonica)</em> in the rose family, native to China and Japan, having fragrant white flowers and pear-shaped yellow fruit with large seeds.
  • The edible fruit of this plant.
  • An evergreen shrub or tree, <em>Photinia</em> (<em>Eryobotrya</em>) <em>Japonica</em>, native in China and Japan, and commonly introduced in warm temperate climates.
  • The fruit of this tree. Also called <em>biwa, lukwati, pipa</em>, and <em>Japanese medlar.</em>
  • The fruit of the Japanese medlar (<spn>Photinia Japonica</spn>). It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. Also, the tree itself.
  • The Eriobotrya japonica tree.
  • The fruit of this tree. It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds.
  • yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies
  • evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan
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