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loquat

loquat

noun lo·quat \ˈlō-ˌkwät\

Definition of LOQUAT

:  an Asian evergreen tree (Eriobotrya japonica) of the rose family often cultivated for its fruit; also :  its small yellow edible fruit used especially for preserves

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Origin of LOQUAT

Chinese (Guangdong) làuh-gwāt
First Known Use: 1820

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