(?), n. [OE. medler medlar tree, OF. meslier, F. nflier, L. mespilum, mespilus, Gr. , . Cf. Naseberry.] A tree of the genus Mespilus (Mespilus Germanica); also, the fruit of the tree. The fruit is something like a small apple, but has a bony endocarp. When first gathered the flesh is hard and austere, and it is not eaten until it has begun to decay.
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Japan medlar (Bot.), the loquat. See Loquat. -- Neapolitan medlar (Bot.), a kind of thorn tree (Cratgus Azarolus); also, its fruit.
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