- quince bush
Other Word Forms of Quince
Origin of Quince
Middle English quynce pl. of quyn quince from Old French cooin from Latin cotōneum (mālum) quince (fruit) probably variant of cydōnium from Greek dialectal kudōnion (mālon) alteration (influenced by Kudōniā , Cydonia, an ancient city of northwest Crete) of kodumālon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French cooing (modern coing), from Late Latin cotōneum < mālum cotōneum, a variant of mālum Cydonium (“Cydonian apple"), translating Ancient Greek μήλον κυδώνιον (melon kudonion).
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