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JAPANESE PLUM LOQUAT

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 991 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JAPANESE PLUM LOQUAT Or JAPANESE MEDLAR, known botanically as Eriobotrya japonica, small evergreen tree belonging to the natural order Rosaceae, with large thick oval-oblong leaves borne near the ends of the branches, and dark green above with a rusty tomentum on the lower face. The fruit ispear-shaped, yellow, about 12 in. long and contains large stony seeds; it has an agreeable acid flavour. The plant is a native of China and Japan, but is widely grown for its fruit and as a decorative plant. It is a familiar object in the Mediterranean region and in the southern United States.
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