melocoton

noun
mel·​o·​co·​ton | \ ¦meləkə¦tōn, -tän\
variants: or less commonly melocotoon \ -​tün \
plural -s

Definition of melocoton

: a peach grafted on a quince rootstock and formerly supposed to have special qualities of excellence

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History and Etymology for melocoton

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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