Meaning of QUINCE in English

QUINCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkwin(t)s ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English quynce quinces, plural of coyn, quyn quince, from Anglo-French coign, from Latin cotoneum, alteration cydonium, from Greek kydōnion

Date: 14th century

1. : the fruit of a central Asian tree ( Cydonia oblonga ) of the rose family that resembles a hard-fleshed yellow apple and is used especially in preserves

2. : a tree that bears quinces — compare Japanese quince

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