noun \ˈkwin(t)s\

: the yellow fruit of an Asian tree that is used for making jam, jelly, etc.

: the tree that produces quince

Full Definition of QUINCE

:  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
:  a tree that bears quinces — compare Japanese quince

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Origin of QUINCE

Middle English quynce quinces, plural of coyn, quyn quince, from Anglo-French coign, from Latin cotoneum, alteration cydonium, from Greek kydōnion
First Known Use: 14th century

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noun \ˈkwin(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUINCE

:  the fruit of a central Asian tree of the genus Cydonia (C. oblonga) that resembles a hard-fleshed yellow apple; also :  the tree

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