Quince tree
Quince Quince (kw[i^]ns), n. [Prob. a pl. from OE. quyne, coin, OF. coin, cooin, F. coing, from L. Cydonius a quince tree, as adj., Cydonian, Gr. ? Cydonian, ? ? a quince, fr. ? Cydonia, a city in Crete, ? the Cydonians. Cf. {Quiddany}.] 1. The fruit of a shrub ({Cydonia vulgaris}) belonging to the same tribe as the apple. It somewhat resembles an apple, but differs in having many seeds in each carpel. It has hard flesh of high flavor, but very acid, and is largely used for marmalade, jelly, and preserves. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) a quince tree or shrub. [1913 Webster]

{Japan quince} (Bot.), an Eastern Asiatic shrub ({Cydonia Japonica}, formerly {Pyrus Japonica}) and its very fragrant but inedible fruit. The shrub has very showy flowers, usually red, but sometimes pink or white, and is much grown for ornament.

{Quince curculio} (Zo["o]l.), a small gray and yellow curculio ({Conotrachelus crat[ae]gi}) whose larva lives in quinces.

{Quince tree} (Bot.), the small tree ({Cydonia vulgaris}) which produces the quince. [1913 Webster]


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  • quince tree — cidonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių (Rosaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Cydonia). atitikmenys: lot. Cydonia angl. quince; quince tree vok. Quitte; Quittenbaum rus. айва lenk. pigwa …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • The Quince Tree Press — is the imprint established in 1966 by J. L. Carr to publish his maps, pocket books and novels. Carr, J.L. (1987) An inventory and a history of the Quince Tree Press to mark its 21st year and the sale of its 500,000th small book. August 1987.… …   Wikipedia

  • Quince — (kw[i^]ns), n. [Prob. a pl. from OE. quyne, coin, OF. coin, cooin, F. coing, from L. Cydonius a quince tree, as adj., Cydonian, Gr. ? Cydonian, ? ? a quince, fr. ? Cydonia, a city in Crete, ? the Cydonians. Cf. {Quiddany}.] 1. The fruit of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quince curculio — Quince Quince (kw[i^]ns), n. [Prob. a pl. from OE. quyne, coin, OF. coin, cooin, F. coing, from L. Cydonius a quince tree, as adj., Cydonian, Gr. ? Cydonian, ? ? a quince, fr. ? Cydonia, a city in Crete, ? the Cydonians. Cf. {Quiddany}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quince cheese — is a sweet, thick, quince jelly or quince candy.The recipe is probably of ancient origin, the Roman cookbook of Apicius, a collection of Roman cookery recipes, compiled in the late 4th or early 5th century AD, gives recipes for stewing quince… …   Wikipedia

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  • quince — paprastoji cidonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Cydonia oblonga), paplitęs Kaukaze ir centrinėje Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cydonia oblonga; Cydonia vulgaris; Pyrus cydonia angl …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • quince — cidonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių (Rosaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Cydonia). atitikmenys: lot. Cydonia angl. quince; quince tree vok. Quitte; Quittenbaum rus. айва lenk. pigwa …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • QUINCE — QUINCE, name of both a tree, Cydonia oblonga, and its fruit. It is not mentioned in the Bible, but in rabbinic literature it is referred to under three names: ḥavush, parish, and aspargal. Ḥavush (Aram. ḥavusha) is mentioned as being given to the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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