Meaning of flowering quince

flow'ering quince'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any shrub belonging to the genus Chaenomeles, of the rose family, native to eastern Asia, having showy, waxy flowers and a quincelike fruit, grown widely as an ornamental.
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