QuickQuiz: Pictures Game 10

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Last pic for today, my googling friends!

    Again, it does look interesting, doesn't it??

    Perhaps I'll stump y'all with this pic?? LOL

    Good luck googling.


    Diane ;)
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, is it an egg fruit?

    Even if it isn't, I feel that was an egg-celent guess.

  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member


    I'm gonna declare you the winner of this game,

    for your egg-celent observation of "EGG".


    It is a CANISTEL. Wiki says: "Canistel flesh is sweet, with a texture often compared to that of a hard-boiled egg yolk, hence its colloquial name "eggfruit".


    Have you ever eaten Canistel? I haven't!



  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Nifty fireworks. Hard to imagine a fruit w/ an egg like texture. "Canistel" looks
    like the name of some big corporation. Maker of steel perhaps.


  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I agree, Rock, it does sound like a corporate name! LOL

    I like your fireworks too! :)


    PS-- Glad you could follow my "emoticon instructions."

  6. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    I would have guessed mispel and when googling I find canistel is also named as japanese mispel so seems like I was pretty close. Mispel are ripe/edible when rotten and are used as an expression here to. As rotten as a mispel.
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    Never heard of mispel either. I have heard of rotten misspelling though.


  8. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    LOL yep I call that I talk read and write fluent typoees. It could well be the dutch word for the same thing, I haven't looked into it well enough...

    Mespilus germanica

    In literature[edit]
    • Common medlar, the fruit of Mespilus germanica, has been used as a metaphor
      • for age, particularly premature age
      • in British plays from the 16th and 17th centuries, references to the fruit are associated with a bawdy name for it: "open-arses"
    • Giovanni Verga's novel of Sicilian peasant life is called "I Malavoglia: The House by the Medlar Tree"