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Not without controversy but without the old political stigma, the diaspora and its descendants are traveling to Havana for quinces and wedding photo shoots amid colonial architecture and white-sand beaches.
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Origin and Etymology 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
QUINCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quince for English Language Learners
: the yellow fruit of an Asian tree that is used for making jam, jelly, etc.
: the tree that produces quince
QUINCE Defined for Kids
Definition of quince for Students
: a hard sour yellow fruit that resembles an apple, grows on a shrubby Asian tree, and is used especially in jams and jellies
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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