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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
References in classic literature ?
In October and the beginning of November come services; medlars; bullaces; roses cut or removed to come late; hollyhocks; and such like.
"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."
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.
MESPILUS GERMANICA (MEDLAR) MEDLAR has been cultivated in our gardens for centuries.
Mespilus germanica (medlar) Anyone who is interested in heritage may have a go at growing the medlar, which has been cultivated in our gardens for centuries.
Waitrose said it will be stocking the Lusa variety grown in glasshouses by Lancashire-based Medlar Fruit Farms from Saturday.
Shoulder-to-shoulder with a few dozen enthusiastic Epsilon volunteers, we planted fruit trees: Asian pear, persimmon, medlar and hardy kiwi, as well as perennial strawberries and blueberries.
David has a broader take and says: "Normally the huge displays of nuts, fruits, hips, haws, seeds and berries would indicate a long hard winter; however though there is a magnificent display of all such items this year, there is another reason - there is an acute water shortage in many places, so nature in its wisdom provides extra such foods, food that contain liquids, that help alleviate the acute water shortage, food that contains extra energy too; masses of quince, medlar, bullace and damsons, juniper fruits rarely seen (or for some even heard of) yet in masses this year; rose hips also come into this equation.
Among them are briar, hawthorn and medlar, which the locals call Ezgil.
Seven flowers were proposed, including hibiscus (Bunga Raya), ylang ylang (bunga kenanga), jasmine (bunga melur), magnolia (bunga cempaka), lotus (bunga teratai), rose (bunga mawar) and medlar (bunga tanjung).
Vicco Vajradanti Ayurvedic Toothpaste, for instance, contains therapeutic ingredients including babool bark, Indian medlar, blackberry, cloves, Bengal madder, jujube bark, walnut bark, mayweed plant, Indian liquorice root, bishop's weed, cinnamon, cutch tree bark, sappan wood, chebulic myrobalan, vajradanti bark, Indian sarsaparilla, Indian gooseberry, berelic myrobalans, cubeb and oak, says Pendharkar.