[loh-kwot, -kwat] /ˈloʊ kwɒt, -kwæt/

a small evergreen tree, Eriobotrya japonica, native to China and Japan, cultivated as an ornamental and for its yellow, plumlike fruit.
the fruit itself.
/ˈləʊkwɒt; -kwət/
an ornamental evergreen rosaceous tree, Eriobotrya japonica, of China and Japan, having reddish woolly branches, white flowers, and small yellow edible plumlike fruits
the fruit of this tree

1820, from Cantonese luh kwat, literally “rush orange.”


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