Meaning of QUINCE in English


/ 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



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

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.