quince

[ US /ˈkwɪns/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɪns/ ]
NOUN
  1. aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves
  2. small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit; widely cultivated
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How To Use quince In A Sentence

  • The film shows the same patience as the artist, carefully and without comment depicting his step-by-step preparations and techniques as he tries to capture the quince tree and the light shooting through its leaves.
  • How do I succeed in growing a quince tree? Times, Sunday Times
  • There were mangoes and cherries and quinces and apples and apricots and almonds, and beyond the orchards there were thickets of tamarisk and casuarina as well as groves of mulberry trees belonging to the silk farmers.
  • I looked at the camellia with its fat pink blooms and at the scarlet flowers of the Japanese quince. RESCUING ROSE
  • Else I should plunge _in medias res_ upon a sketch of De Quincey's life; were it not a rudeness amounting to downright profanity to omit the important ceremony of prelibation, and that at a banquet to which, implicitly, gods are invited. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863
  • There is real pleasure in training a flowering quince tight to a wall. Times, Sunday Times
  • Quinces have to be cooked, when they turn the most becoming pink and taste delicious.
  • The cheese trolley is filled with Portuguese goat and sheep cheeses, to be eaten with a traditional slice of quince paste.
  • Wall shrubs including pyracantha or ornamental quince can be trained and get less out of control than some vigorous climbers.
  • In the back are pots containing a fruit paradise of quinces, medlars, lemons, pomegranates, citrons, even a limequat that apparently makes a mean marmalade.
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