a small evergreen tree, Eriobotrya japonica, native to China and Japan, cultivated as an ornamental and for its yellow, plumlike fruit.
the fruit itself.
- Also called Japanese plum.
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How to use loquat in a sentence
The house has a large garden dotted with lemon, loquat, and pomelo trees, named after Dajani’s parents, aunts and uncles.How a Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Forced Evictions Spiraled Rapidly Toward 'Full-Scale War' | Dalia Hatuqa | May 12, 2021 | Time
The loquat has been for many years a familiar fruit in our gardens, and is a native of China and Japan.Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands | Gerrit Parmile Wilder
The sun was shining; the air was heavy with the perfume of the loquat blossoms; a delicious languor lay over all.The Fortunate Isles | Mary Stuart Boyd
The loquat-trees cluster—like quinces in the garden closes, and show their pale golden, plum-shaped fruit.Literature and Life | William Dean Howells
There grew she to peerless beauty where loquat and almond scent the air.Ulysses | James Joyce
One fruit which was served to us is known by the name of the loquat.Equatorial America | Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for loquat
an ornamental evergreen rosaceous tree, Eriobotrya japonica, of China and Japan, having reddish woolly branches, white flowers, and small yellow edible plumlike fruits
the fruit of this tree
- US and Canadian name: Japan plum
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