melocoton

Melocoton

Mel`o*co*ton"\, Melocotoon \Mel`o*co*toon"\, n. [Sp. melocoton a kind of peach tree and its fruit, L. malum cotonium, or cotonea, or Cydonia, a quince, or quince tree, lit., apple of Cydonia, Gr. ? ?. See Quince.] (Bot.) (a) A quince. (b) A kind of peach having one side deep red, and the flesh yellow. [Written also malacatoon, malacotune.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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