medlar (n.) Old form(s): medler
apple-like fruit eaten when its flesh has begun to decay [also: pun on ‘meddler’]
AYL III.ii.114[Rosalind as Ganymede to Touchstone] I'll graff it with you, and then I shall graff it with a medlar
Tim IV.iii.306[Apemantus to Timon] There's a medlar for thee [pun: 309, sense 2]
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