Etymology
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loquat (n.)

Asian fruit, and the evergreen shrub that grows it, 1820, said to be from Cantonese luh kwat, literally "rush orange," from luh "a rush" + kiuh "an orange."

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Definitions of loquat

loquat (n.)
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 / Japanese plum / Eriobotrya japonica
loquat (n.)
yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies;
Synonyms: Japanese plum
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