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English translation: medlar

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20:54 Mar 9, 2004
Turkish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Food & Drink
Turkish term or phrase: musmula
Does anyone know the name of this fruit in English? Thanks.
Alex Gekas
English translation:medlar
Explanation:
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Mespilus germanica

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The medlar is native to the eastern part of the Mediterranean and the eastern part of Turkey, the western part of Iran and around the Caucasus.The medlar is a fairly low tree, between 3 and 6 meters high, with a broad crown and heavy foliage which turns a beautiful reddish-brown in fall. Branches, and often even the trunk, are contorted. The leaves are long and pointed, about 12cm. long, hairy on the underside. And a mass of white, scentless flowers appear during the second half of May. The fruit is greenish-yellow when unripe; it looks a bit like an apple, but with an indentation on the top, surrounded by the calyces. Uses of the Medlar The most obvious use of a fruit-bearing tree is of course the consumption of the fruit. The medlar can be eaten raw, but only once it is bletted. Fruit is picked in late autumn and at that stage it is still very hard and greenish-yellow in color.

http://www.eat-it.com/CareGuides/medlar.html
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Olga Demiryurek
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Local time: 11:13
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medlar


Explanation:
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Note added at 18 mins (2004-03-09 21:12:58 GMT)
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Mespilus germanica

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Note added at 21 mins (2004-03-09 21:15:59 GMT)
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The medlar is native to the eastern part of the Mediterranean and the eastern part of Turkey, the western part of Iran and around the Caucasus.The medlar is a fairly low tree, between 3 and 6 meters high, with a broad crown and heavy foliage which turns a beautiful reddish-brown in fall. Branches, and often even the trunk, are contorted. The leaves are long and pointed, about 12cm. long, hairy on the underside. And a mass of white, scentless flowers appear during the second half of May. The fruit is greenish-yellow when unripe; it looks a bit like an apple, but with an indentation on the top, surrounded by the calyces. Uses of the Medlar The most obvious use of a fruit-bearing tree is of course the consumption of the fruit. The medlar can be eaten raw, but only once it is bletted. Fruit is picked in late autumn and at that stage it is still very hard and greenish-yellow in color.

http://www.eat-it.com/CareGuides/medlar.html

Olga Demiryurek
Turkey
Local time: 11:13
Native speaker of: Russian
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agree  xxxTKR: dogru valla http://www.univ-poitiers.fr/orpv/fruitier-nfle, Neflier(Mespi...
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agree  shenay kharatekin: sure
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