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Any of several East Asian shrubs of the genus Chaenomeles of the rose family, especially C. japonica, C. speciosa, and various hybrids and cultivars grown as ornamentals, having spiny branches and showy red or pink flowers. Also called Japanese quince, japonica.
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any E Asian shrubs of the genus Chaenomeles, of the rose family, having large flowers and a quincelike fruit.
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|Noun||1.||flowering quince - Asiatic ornamental shrub with spiny branches and pink or red blossoms|
Chaenomeles japonica, maule's quince, japonica - deciduous thorny shrub native to Japan having red blossoms
Chaenomeles speciosa, Japanese quince - deciduous thorny shrub native to China having red or white blossoms
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