1. [ noun ] (botany) evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan
Synonyms: loquat_tree Japanese_medlar Eriobotrya_japonica loquat
Related terms: fruit_tree Eriobotrya loquat
2. [ noun ] (botany) small tree of China and Japan bearing large yellow to red plums usually somewhat inferior to European plums in flavor
Synonyms: Prunus_salicina
Related terms: plum
3. [ noun ] (chemistry,botany,food) yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies
Synonyms: loquat
Related terms: edible_fruit loquat
Similar spelling:   Japanese_sumac