Mes·​pi·​lus | \ ˈmespələs \

Definition of Mespilus

: a genus of Eurasian trees (family Rosaceae) having large solitary flowers, leafy calyx lobes, and a pomaceous fruit with an open top and five easily detached stones — see medlar

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New Latin, from Latin, medlar

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“Mespilus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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