- (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.