variants or less commonly melocotoon
plural -s
: a peach grafted on a quince rootstock and formerly supposed to have special qualities of excellence

Word History


Spanish melocotón melocoton, peach, from Medieval Latin melum cotonium quince, alteration of Latin malum cotonium, from malum apple (from Greek mēlon) + cotonium, cotoneum quince

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“Melocoton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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