Meaning of QUINCE in English

QUINCE

/ kwɪns; NAmE / noun

a hard bitter yellow fruit used for making jam, etc. It grows on a tree, also called a quince :

quince jelly

a flowering quince

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (originally a collective plural): from Old French cooin , from Latin (malum) cotoneum , variant of (malum) cydonium apple of Cydonia (= Chania, in Crete).

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