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med·lar

 (mĕd′lər)
n.
1. A deciduous European tree (Mespilus germanica) in the rose family, having white flowers and edible apple-shaped fruit.
2. The fruit of this plant, eaten fresh or made into preserves.

[Middle English medler, from Old French meslier, medler, from mesle, medle, fruit of the medlar, from Late Latin mespila, from Greek mespilē.]

medlar

(ˈmɛdlə)
n
1. (Plants) a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Mespilus germanica
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree, which resembles the crab apple and is not edible until it has begun to decay
3. (Plants) any of several other rosaceous trees or their fruits
[C14: from Old French medlier, from Latin mespilum medlar fruit, from Greek mespilon]

med•lar

(ˈmɛd lər)

n.
a small tree, Mespilus germanica, of the rose family, the fruit of which resembles a crab apple and is not edible until the early stages of decay.
[1325–75; Middle English medler < Anglo-French =medle (Old French mesle the fruit < Latin mespilum < Greek méspilon) + -er -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medlar - small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruitmedlar - small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit
medlar - a South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and pithy flesh having a sweet-acid taste
genus Vangueria, Vangueria - tropical African and Asiatic trees and shrubs having one-seeded fruit
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.medlar - small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab applesmedlar - small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples
medlar - crabapple-like fruit used for preserves
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
3.medlar - a South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and pithy flesh having a sweet-acid taste
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
medlar, Vangueria infausta, wild medlar, wild medlar tree - small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit
4.medlar - crabapple-like fruit used for preserves
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
medlar tree, Mespilus germanica, medlar - small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples
Translations

medlar

[ˈmedləʳ] N (= fruit, tree) → níspero m
oriental or Japanese medlarníspero m del Japón

medlar

[ˈmɛdləʳ] n (also medlar tree) → nespolo; (fruit) → nespola
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A contemporary Italian, whom I like hardly less than these noble Spaniards, is Giovanni Verga, who wrote 'I Malavoglia,' or, as we call it in English, 'The House by the Medlar Tree': a story of infinite beauty, tenderness and truth.
If you come to people of quality," said Sancho, "there's nobody more so than my master; but the calling he follows does not allow of larders or store-rooms; we lay ourselves down in the middle of a meadow, and fill ourselves with acorns or medlars.
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He is not prepared for his time in Medlar House in Kingston, Ontario, to be any different--until he meets his new roommate, Joseph, who is seriously strange.
After Charlottesville erupted in violence, and activists in Boston began conflating his imminent rally with the assorted neo-Nazis and white supremacists who had gathered in Virginia, Medlar immediately distanced himself from it.
She brings over 10 years restaurant experience to the business, having run the Michelin-starred Medlar restaurant in Chelsea for more than three years as well as having senior management and supervisory roles at Angela Hartnett's Murano, the Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels across Europe.
Apparently, this was the nickname for the fruit of the medlar tree back in Tudor times.
Extinction" by Stephen Medlar musically illustrates the end of life on Earth.
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1 After one year in 1915, Lane and Medlar, described the sclerotic cells which were then called as Medlar bodies/sclerotic bodies/copper-penny bodies or muriform cells.
The movie is loosely adapted from Giovanni Verga's novel Malavoglia (1881) (The House by the Medlar Tree) for the screen.