[med-ler] /ˈmɛd lər/
a small tree, Mespilus germanica, of the rose family, the fruit of which resembles a crab apple and is not edible until the early stages of decay.
any of certain related trees.
the fruit of any of these trees.
a small Eurasian rosaceous tree, Mespilus germanica
the fruit of this tree, which resembles the crab apple and is not edible until it has begun to decay
any of several other rosaceous trees or their fruits
“small fruit-bearing tree,” mid-14c. (in reference to the fruit itself), from Old French medler, variant of mesple, from Latin mespila “fruit of the medlar,” from Greek mespilion, a foreign word of unknown origin. The Old English name was openærs, literally “open-arse.”
Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (computerized index system of the U. S. National Library of Medicine)
Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System
[med-lee] /ˈmɛd li/ noun, plural medleys. 1. a mixture, especially of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge; jumble. 2. a piece of music combining tunes or passages from various sources: a medley of hit songs from Broadway shows. adjective 3. Archaic. mixed; mingled. /ˈmɛdlɪ/ noun 1. a mixture of various types or elements 2. a musical composition consisting […]
noun 1. Track. a relay race in which individual members of a team usually run an unequal portion of the total distance. Compare , . 2. Swimming. a relay race in which no member of a team uses the same stroke as another.
MEDLINE (měd’līn’) n. A system providing telephone linkage between a number of medical libraries in the United States and MEDLARS for rapid retrieval of medical bibliographies. MEDLARS Online
[mey-dok; French mey-dawk] /meɪˈdɒk; French meɪˈdɔk/ noun 1. a wine-growing region in Gironde, in SW France. 2. a red Bordeaux wine produced there. /meɪˈdɒk; ˈmɛdɒk; French medɔk/ noun 1. a district of SW France, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary: famous vineyards 2. a fine red wine from this district