Origin of medlar
Examples from the Web for medlar
Other fairly common fruit trees are the quince and loquat, or Japanese medlar.Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products|William Bevan
In the medlar the core (or true pericarp) is of a stony hardness, while the outer succulent covering is open at the summit.
The fruit may be eaten after it has begun to decay, as in the case of the Medlar.Wayside and Woodland Trees|Edward Step
Not at all: Witwoud grows by the knight like a medlar grafted on a crab.The Way of the World|William Congreve
The Dutch Medlar is most prized, as it bears the largest fruit.Gardening for the Million|Alfred Pink
British Dictionary definitions for medlar
Word Origin for medlar
Word Origin and History for medlar
"small fruit-bearing tree," mid-14c. (in reference to the fruit itself), from Old French medler, variant of mesple, from Latin mespila "fruit of the medlar," from Greek mespilion, a foreign word of unknown origin. The Old English name was openærs, literally "open-arse."