[ US /ˈmɛdɫɝ/ ]
[ UK /mˈɛdlɐ/ ]
  1. a South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and pithy flesh having a sweet-acid taste
  2. small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples
  3. small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit
  4. crabapple-like fruit used for preserves
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How To Use medlar In A Sentence

  • If a peach were at its best when it was as rotten as a medlar, one would soon find a dark, wrinkled peach good-looking. TESTIMONIES
  • One of our men had got us a bag full of fruit, -- limes, zapotes, and nisperos, which last are a large kind of medlar, besides a number of other kinds of fruit, which we ate without knowing what they were. Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern
  • When it comes to dessert, almond tart with yoghurt ice cream or white chocolate and pine kernel semifreddo with cocoa ice-cream might cry out to be tried but consider instead - or have as well - pecorino di fossa, miele di nespolo e mostardo di fico, which is a sheep's milk cheese that has been aged in subterranean stone holes for about three months served with medlar honey and fig mustard; an inspired combination. Evening Standard - Home
  • The fruits, which are about the size of a medlar, and of a triangular form, grow from the shoots of fructification, on long strings of three or four feet. Archive 2008-08-01
  • There were medlars, and apples, and quinces, and cherries, and I think many more that I could not name by their bark or tiny fruit.
  • Try to resist this description: The medlar, which resembles a russeted crabapple with an open blossom end, is a pome fruit, kin to apples and pears, and most closely related to hawthorns. Lunch Room Chatter: Produce is not downloadable
  • Here are the magnolia, the laurel, the Japanese medlar, the oleander, the pepper, the bay, the date-palm, a tree called the plumbago, another from the Cape of Good The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner
  • She's also making preserves; traditional ones such as medlar jelly for serving with game, pear chutney, apple chutney, and lots of her own invention, which she plays around with and perfects. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • Three-course lunch/dinner for two with wine, about £90/£130 including 12.5 per cent service A medlar is a fruit that requires "bletting" to become edible. Evening Standard - Home
  • Generally, one formula includes 40 to 50 types of herbal medicine, such as ginseng, tuckahoe, honey, medlar and tuber of multiflower knotweed.
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