loquat definition by Webster's New World
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- a small evergreen tree (Eriobotrya japonica) of the rose family, native to China and Japan
- the small, yellow, edible, plumlike fruit of this tree
Origin: ; from Chinese (Canton dialect, dialectal ) lō kwat, literally , rush orange
loquat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A small evergreen tree (Eriobotrya japonica) native to China and Japan, having fragrant white flowers and pear-shaped yellow fruit with large seeds.
- The edible fruit of this plant.
Origin: Chinese (Cantonese) lo kwat : lo, kind of tree + kwêt, an orange.
detail of loquat fruit and leaves