loquat

noun
lo·​quat | \ ˈlō-ˌkwät How to pronounce loquat (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web The loquat is an immigrant originally from China but spread to many other communities that embraced the fruit as their own. Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 In another village, Tanghuang, people pointed to chestnut trees that no longer bore fruit and loquat trees and squash vines that turned yellow during summer rainstorms. Anchorage Daily News, 30 Dec. 2019 Forage for prickly pear and loquats with herbalist Doreen Williams James. Caitlin Etherton, National Geographic, 15 Apr. 2019 In another village, Tanghuang, people pointed to chestnut trees that no longer bore fruit and loquat trees and squash vines that turned yellow during summer rainstorms. Anchorage Daily News, 30 Dec. 2019 In another village, Tanghuang, people pointed to chestnut trees that no longer bore fruit and loquat trees and squash vines that turned yellow during summer rainstorms. Anchorage Daily News, 30 Dec. 2019 Chicken Schnitzel with Loquats: We were astonished to learn just how much interest San Antonio has in loquats, which ripen on area shrubberies in early spring. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 24 Dec. 2019 In another village, Tanghuang, people pointed to chestnut trees that no longer bore fruit and loquat trees and squash vines that turned yellow during summer rainstorms. Anchorage Daily News, 30 Dec. 2019 In another village, Tanghuang, people pointed to chestnut trees that no longer bore fruit and loquat trees and squash vines that turned yellow during summer rainstorms. Anchorage Daily News, 30 Dec. 2019

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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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Last Updated

11 Jun 2021

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“Loquat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loquat. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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