Chaenomeles

noun Chae·no·me·les \ˌkēnəˈmē(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Chaenomeles

  1. :  a genus of Asian shrubs (family Rosaceae) comprising the flowering quinces and having alternate serrate leaves, 5-petaled flowers, and many seeds in each cell of the ovary — see japanese quince

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Origin and Etymology of chaenomeles

New Latin, from chaeno- (from Greek chainein) + -meles (irregular from Greek mēlon apple, fruit) — more at malus


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