1. [ noun ] (chemistry,botany,South Africa,food) South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and sweet-acid pithy flesh
Related terms: edible_fruit wild_medlar
2. [ noun ] (botany) small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples
Synonyms: Mespilus_germanica medlar_tree
Related terms: fruit_tree Mespilus
3. [ noun ] (botany,South Africa) small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit
Synonyms: wild_medlar_tree Vangueria_infausta wild_medlar
Related terms: tree Vangueria
4. [ noun ] (chemistry,botany,food) crabapple-like fruit used for preserves
Related terms: edible_fruit
Similar spelling:   medlars