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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Plural of coyn, quyn 'quince' (14-16 centuries), from Old French coin, from Latin cotoneum, cydoneum (malum) 'Cydonian (apple)', from Greek Kydonia 'Cydonia', ancient city in Crete

quince

noun
     
Related topics: Food
quince [uncountable and countable]
DF a hard yellow fruit like a large apple, used in cooking

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