Quince (noun)

A fruit of a small tree (Cydonia oblonga) of the rose family, having yellowish-green, fragrant fruit that is hard and sour until fully ripe and used for preserves and jelly.

Origin:

Middle english quins, from old english cwiȝn, from latin cotōneum malum quince, from greek kotōneion malon.

Examples:

  1. The quince is a close relative of the apple and pear.
  2. Quince is a traditional component of Mediterranean cuisine.
  3. Quince jelly is a common condiment in many countries.
  4. The quince tree is a deciduous tree with a spreading habit.
  5. Quince is also used to make a traditional liqueur called membrillo.
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