melocoton

noun mel·o·co·ton \¦meləkə¦tōn, -tän\
variants: less commonly

melocotoon

\-tün\

Definition of melocoton

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at quince


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