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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈloʊkwɑt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈləʊkwɒt/
- Hyphenation: lo‧quat
loquat (plural loquats)
- The Eriobotrya japonica tree.
- 1811, William Aiton, Hortus Kewensis; or, A catalogue of the plants cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, volume 3:
- Japan Mespilus, or Loquat.
- 1915, Ira Judson Condit, The Loquat, page 254:
- As far as the eye can see, one observes nothing but loquat orchards growing luxuriantly on the low, rich land, where the roots never suffer from lack of water.
- 2009, Howard Camner, Turbulence at 67 Inches: The Autobiography, page 61:
- I climbed up into the loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) tree in our backyard to think.
- The fruit of this tree. It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds.