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loquat
Eriobotrya japonica

lo·quat

 (lō′kwŏt′, -kwăt′)
n.
1. A small evergreen tree (Eriobotrya japonica) in the rose family, native to China and Japan, having fragrant white flowers and pear-shaped yellow fruit with large seeds.
2. The edible fruit of this plant.

[Cantonese lou4 gwat1 (literally, reed tangerine, perhaps because it grows best in moist rich lowland soil ) : lou4, a species of reed (from Middle Chinese luə̆; also the source of Mandarin ) + gwat1, mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), tangerine (from Middle Chinese kjyt; also the source of Mandarin ; see kumquat).]

loquat

(ˈləʊkwɒt; -kwət)
n
1. (Plants) an ornamental evergreen rosaceous tree, Eriobotrya japonica, of China and Japan, having reddish woolly branches, white flowers, and small yellow edible plumlike fruits
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree
US and Canadian name: Japan plum
[C19: from Chinese (Cantonese) lō kwat, literally: rush orange]

lo•quat

(ˈloʊ kwɒt, -kwæt)

n.
1. a small evergreen tree, Eriobotrya japonica, native to China and Japan, cultivated as an ornamental and for its yellow, plumlike fruit.
2. the fruit itself.
[1810–20; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) làuhgwāt, akin to Chinese lújú]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loquat - evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stoneloquat - evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan
loquat, Japanese plum - yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies
Eriobotrya, genus Eriobotrya - Asiatic evergreen fruit trees
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.loquat - yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Eriobotrya japonica, Japanese medlar, loquat, loquat tree, Japanese plum - 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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I have ordered some fig-trees and loquats, too, from Sydney.
That even the monkeys who steal our loquats count for again.
Nespole, locale loquats heavy with their orange, velvety, apricot-like fruit, line the ancient marble and limestone paths.
Although loquats pop up as volunteer seedlings all over the Valley, bearing clusters of small, somewhat insipid fruit, there are tastier, named varieties of larger size that are available in the nursery trade.
Loquats should be ready to be picked this month or next if you live higher up.
From figs to loquats to chipotles to pears, numerous inspirational ingredients were gaining attention.
There are loquats in May, apricots in June, apples in August, and pineapple guavas in September, plus the avocado, figs and lemon trees.
If your tree has a lot of little fruit early on, reduce the numbers as they begin to swell, only retaining the strongest looking fruit, as you would with loquats.
Generally, the loquats in Taitung are the first to be harvested around the island, typically in early February.
Bennett loves all loquats for their large, glossy, dark green leaves: "They feel almost prehistoric.
We did grow loquats, blueberries and some citrus and had some marginal success with apples, bananas, peaches and nectarines,"
A final HMI inspection conducted on 12 May 2016, found displays in breach of the EU marketing rules for fresh produce quality and labelling, including rotten loquats and peaches.