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    Hello,

    I wonder, what is the name of this fruit in English:




    In Arabic it's called "AkaDunia", which comes from a Turkish phrase which means "New World or Life".


    Thanks.

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    They look like kumquats to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    Could be... or maybe medlars or quinces... I'm out of my depth here!

    Re 'New World' - I don't imagine thiis means they necessarily come from the New World (America). Peaches are, in Latin, 'Persian Apples' (whence Pg pÍssego, Fr pÍche, Italian pesca, but not Sp, which has its own home-grown version - melocotůn). Maybe they did come from Persia when they first arrived in Rome, but I'm sure I've never eaten an Iraqi one.

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    Hello,

    I wonder, what is the name of this fruit in English:




    In Arabic it's called "AkaDunia", which comes from a Turkish phrase which means "New World or Life".


    Thanks.
    Do they have four long, shiny seeds in the centre of the fruit?

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    Thanks all for your inputs. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Do they have four long, shiny seeds in the centre of the fruit?
    Yes! This is the one.
    What is its name?

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Could be... or maybe medlars or quinces... I'm out of my depth here!

    Re 'New World' - I don't imagine thiis means they necessarily come from the New World (America). Peaches are, in Latin, 'Persian Apples' (whence Pg pÍssego, Fr pÍche, Italian pesca, but not Sp, which has its own home-grown version - melocotůn. However, the similarity is also clear in Catalan: prťssec ). Maybe they did come from Persia when they first arrived in Rome, but I'm sure I've never eaten an Iraqi one.

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    The bottom part of the fruit makes me think they are loquats. The leaves and color of the fruit are just the same as those in China, although loquats here are usually rounder.I used to have a loquat tree in the yard,so I'm pretty sure.

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    They look like loquats to me too.

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    Thanks - I'll add that to my list!

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    Re: Name of this Fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    Thanks all for your inputs. :)


    Yes! This is the one.
    What is its name?
    The consensus of opinion seems to be that they are loquats. They are grown in some gardens the south of France where they are called something else, unfortunately I can't remember what. (They are delicious!)

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