quinton

noun
quin·ton | \kaⁿtōⁿ\
plural quintons\-(z) \

Definition of quinton 

2 : an 18th-century instrument resembling the violin but with sloping shoulders, a fretted fingerboard, and five strings

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First Known Use of quinton

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quinton

French, from quint fifth, from Middle French

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