Meaning of QUINCE in English


quince /kwɪns/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable and countable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Origin: Plural of coyn , quyn 'quince' (14-16 centuries) , from Old French coin , from Latin cotoneum , cydoneum (malum) 'Cydonian (apple)' , from Greek Kydonia 'Cydonia' , ancient city in Crete ]

a hard yellow fruit like a large apple, used in cooking

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