ETYM Chinese name.
1. Evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan; SYN. loquat tree, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Eriobotrya japonica.
2. Yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies; SYN. Japanese plum.
Plumlike fruit of evergreen tree of Asia.
Evergreen tree Eriobotrya japonica of the family Rosaceae, native to China and Japan and also known as the Japan medlar. The golden pear-shaped fruit has a delicate sweet-sour taste.