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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About four of the six acres remain leafy and laden with mangoes, loquats and South American guama trees, whose beans taste like ice cream. Joe Mozingo, latimes.com, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018 There are 20-foot orange and lemon trees, even taller fig, loquat, guama and avocado trees. Joe Mozingo, latimes.com, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018 With a low fog hanging just above the loquat trees, Norfolk pine and lush ferns, the property seemed vaguely mystical, like a scene from Tolkien. Alex Williams, New York Times, "Woody Harrelson, Rogue Number One," 26 May 2018 The loquats, tangerines, oranges, and pomegranates grown in common areas and outside the fence are available to visitors, too. Los Angeles Magazine, "These Local Farms and Gardens Are Feasts for the Eyes—and the Belly," 26 Feb. 2018 The Gouveias’ backyard is shaded by apple, pear, and loquat trees planted decades ago by Arnaldo himself. Cátia Bruno, Slate Magazine, "A Comfort Food From a Time of Hunger," 3 Oct. 2017 WHAT IS A LOQUAT For those who don’t know the loquat, there is good reason. Heather Hacking, The Mercury News, "Hot weather means paint-eating goo and bug guts," 9 June 2017 My new (to me) car is shiny, and the loquat tree is dumping fruit. Heather Hacking, The Mercury News, "Hot weather means paint-eating goo and bug guts," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of loquat

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loquat

Chinese (Guangdong) làuh-gwāt

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