Japanese quince

noun

: either of two ornamental shrubs (Chaenomeles speciosa synonym C. lagenaria of China and C. japonica of Japan) of the rose family with usually scarlet, pink, or white flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Japanese quince was in 1900

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“Japanese quince.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20quince. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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