Definition of lote-tree in English:

lote-tree

noun

  • 1A nettle tree of the genus Celtis, specifically C. australis.

  • 2A jujube tree of the southern Mediterranean, Zizyphus lotus, having edible, date-like fruits.

  • 3More fully "false lote tree", "bastard lote-tree". A date plum of the Mediterranean and south-west Asia, Diospyros lotus, having small, sweet fruit. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Turner (d. 1568), naturalist and religious controversialist. From lote + tree.

Pronunciation

lote-tree

/ˈləʊtˌtriː/