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quince

 (kwĭns)
n.
1. A shrub or small tree (Cydonia oblonga) in the rose family, native to western Asia, having white or pink flowers and hard yellow pear-shaped fruit.
2. The aromatic, many-seeded fruit of this plant, usually used for jelly or in cooked dishes.

[Middle English quynce, pl. of quyn, quince, from Old French cooin, from Latin cotōneum (mālum), quince (fruit), probably variant of cydōnium, from Greek dialectal kudōnion (mālon), alteration (influenced by Kudōniā, Cydonia, an ancient city of northwest Crete) of kodumālon.]

quince

(kwɪns)
n
1. (Plants) a small widely cultivated Asian rosaceous tree, Cydonia oblonga, with pinkish-white flowers and edible pear-shaped fruits
2. (Plants) the acid-tasting fruit of this tree, much used in preserves
3. (Plants) Also: Japanese or flowering quince another name for japonica
[C14 qwince plural of quyn quince, from Old French coin, from Latin cotōneum, from Greek kudōnion quince, Cydonian (apple)]

quince


(kwins),
n.
1. a small tree, Cydonia oblonga, of the rose family, bearing hard, fragrant, yellowish fruit used chiefly for making jelly or preserves.
2. the fruit of such a tree.
[1275–1325; Middle English, appar. orig. pl. (taken as singular) of quyne, coyn < Middle French cooin < Latin cotōneum, akin to cydōnium < Greek (mêlon) Kydṓnion quince, literally, (apple) of Cydonia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quince - small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruitquince - small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit; widely cultivated
quince - aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.quince - aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Cydonia oblonga, quince, quince bush - small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit; widely cultivated
false fruit, pome - a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
Translations
سَفَرْجَل
kdoulekdouloň
kvædefrugt
kvitteni
dunja
birsalmabirsalmafabirs
roîarunnaepli
svarainis
cidonija
gutui
dula

quince

[kwɪns]
A. Nmembrillo m
B. CPD quince cheese, quince jelly N(dulce m de) membrillo m

quince

[ˈkwɪns] n
(= fruit) → coing m
(= tree) → cognassier m

quince

n (= fruit, tree)Quitte f; quince jellyQuittengelee nt

quince

[kwɪns] n (fruit) → (mela) cotogna; (tree) → cotogno

quince

(kwins) noun
a fruit with a sharp taste, used in making jam etc.