The fruit may be eaten after it has begun to decay, as in the case of the medlar.
The latter is a sort of medlar, which all hands pronounced delicious.
Along with the Canadian medlar, the bramble, and some kinds of azalea, the leaves change not infrequently to vivid crimson.
But indeed, Mr. medlar, you should not sacrifice your constitution to your benevolence.
Delia stood under the medlar tree on the lawn, ready to go out, with a bunch of roses in her hand, and her violin-case.
In the ornaments of the doorway we see the ammonite and medlar.
He brought home heavy takes of fish; but people said that his medlar branch was always hanging up in the boat.
There are bushes again and a magnolia, and a Japanese medlar, and there is moss.
The resulting fruit has a core character unknown in other apples but approached in certain apple-like fruits, as the medlar.
"The message within is no medlar to soften by keeping," said Emlyn.
"small fruit-bearing tree," mid-14c. (in reference to the fruit itself), from Old French medler, variant of mesple, from Latin mespila "fruit of the medlar," from Greek mespilion, a foreign word of unknown origin. The Old English name was openærs, literally "open-arse."