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medlar

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noun med·lar \ˈmed-lər\

Definition of medlar

  1. :  a small deciduous Eurasian tree (Mespilus germanica) of the rose family whose fruit resembles a crab apple and is used in preserves; also :  its fruit



Origin and Etymology of medlar

Middle English medeler, from Anglo-French medler, from medle medlar fruit, from Latin mespilum, from Greek mespilon


First Known Use: 14th century

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