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Meaning of quince

quince

Pronunciation: (kwins), [key]
  1. either of two small trees, Cydonia oblonga or C. sinensis, of the rose family, bearing hard, fragrant, yellowish fruit used chiefly for making jelly or preserves.
  2. the fruit of such a tree.
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