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Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a large shrub or small tree cultivated for its edible fruits.

Medlar or medlars may also refer to:



  • Mespilus or medlars, a genus of plants
  • Mespilus canescens, Stern's medlar, a close relative of the cultivated medlar, in family Rosaceae
  • Crataegus azarolus, azarole or Mediterranean medlar, in family Rosaceae
  • Eriobotrya, a genus formerly included in Mespilus
  • Eriobotrya japonica, the Japanese medlar or loquat, formerly called Mespilus japonica
  • Mimusops elengi, medlar or bullet wood, a tree native to Asia and Australia, in family Sapotaceae
  • Vangueria infausta, the African medlar, in family Rubiaceae
  • Wolfberry (Lycium species), also called red medlar, in family Solanaceae



  • Medlar (musician) (born 1986), British Deep house producer and DJ
  • Bessica Medlar Raiche (1875–1932), American physician and aviator
  • Linda Medlar (born 1949), subject of an Independent Counsel investigation during the first term of U.S. President Bill Clinton
  • Martin Medlar (1899–1965), Irish Fianna Fáil politician

Other usesEdit

  • MEDLARS, a computerized biomedical bibliographic retrieval system
  • I Malavoglia or The House by the Medlar Tree, 1881 novel by Giovanni Verga

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