Japanese quince

noun

Definition of Japanese quince

: 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

First Known Use of Japanese quince

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Japanese quince.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20quince. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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