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n. - Aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves; Small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit.

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Usage examples (35)
  • Bring to boil, lower heat to medium and simmer until quince is fork tender.
  • In Portuguese, quince is marmelo, which is the origin of the word marmalade.
  • The quince is a long bloomer here and always cheers us.
  • The quince is a standard dwarf stock, but it is not hardy enough for us.
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