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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.
References in classic literature ?
In September come grapes; apples; poppies of all colors; peaches; melocotones; nectarines; cornelians; wardens; quinces. In October and the beginning of November come services; medlars; bullaces; roses cut or removed to come late; hollyhocks; and such like.
But what I am of opinion the governor should cat now in order to preserve and fortify his health is a hundred or so of wafer cakes and a few thin slices of conserve of quinces, which will settle his stomach and help his digestion."
Coquenard rose and took from a buffet a piece of cheese, some preserved quinces, and a cake which she had herself made of almonds and honey.
Fred liked it too, knowing it by heart even to the attic which smelt deliciously of apples and quinces, and until to-day he had never come to it without pleasant expectations; but his heart beat uneasily now with the sense that he should probably have to make his confession before Mrs.
An elderberry hobbled across the walk, and stood chatting with some young quinces, and they all had crutches.
And then there were apple pies, and peach pies, and pumpkin pies; besides slices of ham and smoked beef; and moreover delectable dishes of preserved plums, and peaches, and pears, and quinces; not to mention broiled shad and roasted chickens; together with bowls of milk and cream, all mingled higgledy- pigglely, pretty much as I have enumerated them, with the motherly teapot sending up its clouds of vapor from the midst-- Heaven bless the mark!
It seemed as though Saint Dunstan was like to answer his prayer, for along the road came plodding a certain cobbler, one Quince, of Derby, who had been to take a pair of shoes to a farmer nigh Kirk Langly, and was now coming back home again, with a fair boiled capon in his pouch and a stout pottle of beer by his side, which same the farmer had given him for joy of such a stout pair of shoon.
Truly, Quince the Cobbler will ha' a fine feast this day an I mistake not."
The pear can be grafted far more readily on the quince, which is ranked as a distinct genus, than on the apple, which is a member of the same genus.
with pomegranate, fig, olive and quince orchards, and nooned an hour
Quince.--You may do it extempore, for it is nothing but roaring."--Midsummer Night's Dream
This is a nice scattered little town, with many gardens, full of peach and quince trees.