medlar

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Etymology[edit]

Via Middle English from Old French medler, from medle (medlar fruit), from Latin mespila, from Ancient Greek μέσπιλον (mespilon )

Noun[edit]

medlar (plural medlars)

  1. A tree of the genus Mespilus
  2. the fruit of the tree. The fruit is something like a small apple, and it is not eaten until it has begun to decay, or more properly, to blet.

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medlar

  1. present tense of medla.