Part of speech: noun

A small tree of the rose family; also, its fruit, used for preserves.

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Usage examples "quince":

  1. Home to dinner, and very pleasant with my wife, who is this day also herself making of marmalett of quince, which she now do very well herself. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. Opening his eyes hurriedly, as with the loss of the music his own breath had gone likewise, he beheld a garden golden with the light of lamps hung profusely from branches and twigs of trees by the glowing cheeks of fruits, apple and grape, pomegranate and quince; and he was reclining on a bank piled with purple cushions, his limbs clad in the richest figured silks, fringed like the ends of clouds round the sun, with amber fringes. - "The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete", George Meredith.
  3. She looked up at him in some surprise, and very quietly, still going on cutting a quince in quarters: Well!... - "The Gods are Athirst", Anatole France.