Meaning of medlar


Pronunciation: (med'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. any of certain related trees.
  3. the fruit of any of these trees.
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