Medlar: The medlar (also called dog's ass in Lorraine) is the fruit of the common medlar (Rosaceae family - Botanical name: Mespilus germanica L.), a fruit tree from cold countries. This winter fruit, brown with five large seeds, is eaten after the first autumn frosts, once overripe.
It should not be confused with the Japanese medlar, a yellow fruit harvested in spring in warmer regions.
Etymology: Its name, mesle in old French, comes from the Latin mespilum, ...
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