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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.
Loquat--The loquat tree (Eriobotrya japonica) is a subtropical fruit species usually propagated by grafting in seedlings of the same species, which usually results in tall trees.
Volunteers use organic methods to cultivate the more than 100 different varieties of apple and pear, along with other fruits such as medlar, quince, damson, fig, loquat and mulberry.
Pakistan is endowed with more than 700 plants mostly bees-flora including oranges, peaches, citrus, acacia, maize, cotton, clover, bair, serson, loquat, shain, kalongi, mosquite, shisham, sunflower, phulai and mustard found in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan, which are attracting millions of indigenous and exotic honeybees every year.
Yesterday evening I was sat in my uncle Gino's back garden eating loquat fruits (you may need to Google them - I did) straight off an exotic looking tree - when it's like this you don't really need to go on holiday, do you?
It also damaged the orchards of loquat on Hangu road and Rawalpindi highway in Kohat.
He said in Malaysia there were disposal plates made of leaves and the same could be replicated here with mango and loquat leaves which had healthy impacts.
The security agencies are also enjoined to be impartial and remain loquat to the constitution of the Federal Republic.'
The lake is also surrounded with Loquat trees and offers the Takht-e-Babri, a carved out piece of stone which according to historical narrations, had served as sojourn for the Mughal ruler who had put his men to work for the creation of Mughal garden named as 'Bagh-e-Safa'.
And we see Li Daiguo keeping up his side of the contract, eating hot pot with his wife on the skyscraping roof of the Loquat Mountain Print Factory.
Diversity and seasonality of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae and Lonchaeidae) and their parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae and Figitidae) in orchards of guava, loquat and peach.