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Japanese plum (edible fruit)


yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies


food noun (foods and drinks)


Japanese plums

Part of:

loquat tree

Original source:

Princeton WordNet



All senses of Japanese plum...

Definition references  (+images)


Loquat | Japanese medlar | Japanese plum | Chinese plum | Eriobotrya japonica [species]

a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, native to central China. It's a large evergreen shrub or small tree, grown commercially for its yellow fruit, and also cultivated as an ornamental plant. It was formerly thought to be closely related... (42 of 1806 words, 5 images)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

loquat [tree] | Eriobotrya japonica [species]

subtropical tree of the rose family, related to the apple and other well-known fruit trees of the temperate zone. Ornamental in appearance and rarely ... (24 of 265 words, 1 image)


American Heritage Dictionary:

loquat | Eriobotrya japonica [species, sense-specific]

A small evergreen tree "(Eriobotrya japonica") native to China and Japan, ... | The edible fruit of this plant. (18 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)



loquat | Eriobotrya japonica [species]

an Asian evergreen tree of the rose family often cultivated for its fruit ; also, its small yellow edible fruit used especially for preserves (24 of 47 words, pronunciation, 1 image)


New World Dictionary:

loquat | Eriobotrya japonica [species, sense-specific]

a small evergreen tree of the rose family, native to China and Japan | the small, yellow, edible, plumlike fruit of this tree (22 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)



loquat | loquats [plural] | Japanese medlar [see medlar, synonym, sense-specific]

The Eriobotrya japonica tree. | The fruit of this tree. It's as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. (27 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

loquat | Japan plum | Eriobotrya japonica [species, sense-specific]

an ornamental evergreen rosaceous treeof China and Japan, having reddish woolly branches, white flowers, and small yellow edible plumlike fruits | the ... (21 of 238 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

loquat | Eriobotrya japonica [species]

small ornamental evergreen tree and its fruit. It belongs to the family Rosaceae (rose family) and is probably indigenous to China. It has been grown ... (25 of 139 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

loquat | Eriobotrya japonica [species, sense-specific] | Rosaceae [family, member, sense-specific]

a small yellow egg-shaped acidic fruit. | the evergreen East Asian tree of the rose family which bears the loquat, cultivated both for its fruit and ... (25 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

loquat | Japanese plum [synonym, sense-specific] | Eriobotrya japonica [species, sense-specific]

a small evergreen tree native to China and Japan, cultivated as an ornamental and for its yellow, plumlike fruit. | the fruit itself. (22 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

loquat | loquats [plural]

a small pear-shaped orange-yellow sweet but slightly tangy fruit, eaten raw or cooked | an evergreen tree that produces loquats. Native to: China, ... (22 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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