Origin of medlar
Examples from the Web for medlars
Then let us leave off hanging ourselves and our children from its branches like medlars.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
Each of them carried some of the flesh of the kids, a dozen medlars, and a melon.Hair-Breadth Escapes|H.C. Adams
If your wish had proved true, no doubt but your orchard would have rendered you store of medlars.A Select Collection of Old English Plays|Robert Dodsley
In every hedge we passed were medlars, plumbs, cherries, and maples with vines trained to them.
There are quinces and medlars and plums with plenty of fruit, and Morello cherries; but few apples.More Letters of Charles Darwin|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for medlars
Word Origin for medlar
Word Origin and History for medlars
"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."