The loquat has been for many years a familiar fruit in our gardens, and is a native of China and Japan.
There grew she to peerless beauty where loquat and almond scent the air.
One fruit which was served to us is known by the name of the loquat.
A fine native fruit, when well grown, is the biwa or loquat.
On all sides there hung the orange and the citron, the persimmon and the pomegranate, the peach and the plum and the loquat.
The sun was shining; the air was heavy with the perfume of the loquat blossoms; a delicious languor lay over all.
Other fairly common fruit trees are the quince and loquat, or Japanese medlar.
1820, from Cantonese luh kwat, literally "rush orange."