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quince,

shrub or small tree of the Asian genera Chaenomeles and Cydonia of the family Rosaceae (roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
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 family). The common quince (Cydonia oblonga) is a spineless tree with edible fruits cultivated from ancient times in Asia and in the Mediterranean area, where it was early naturalized. Its pome fruit is similar to that of the related apple and pear but is very astringent, and hence it is used chiefly cooked in preserves; marmalademarmalade
[Port.,=quince preparation], thick preserve of fruit pulp, originally made from quinces (marmelos) and known in England from the 15th cent. Marmalade has a jellylike consistency and a slightly bitter flavor, caused by including the rind of some tart fruit such
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 is said to have first been made from quince. As a commercial fruit tree, the quince is cultivated more widely in the temperate zone of Europe than in the United States, where it is grown chiefly in California and New York. It is often used as a rootstock for dwarf fruit trees, especially the pear. The flowering quinces (genus Chaenomeles) are cultivated as ornamental shrubs for their profuse, usually thorny branches and attractive scarlet, pink, or white flowers. The fruit is too small and hard to be of commercial value but is sometimes used locally. Best known of this genus is C. lagenaria, the Japanese quince, or japonica. Some other Asian shrubs (e.g., a camellia) are also called japonica. Quince is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.

quince

[kwins]
(botany)
Cydonia oblonga. A deciduous tree of the order Rosales characterized by crooked branching, leaves that are densely hairy on the underside and solitary white or pale-pink flowers; fruit is an edible pear- or apple-shaped tomentose pome.

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in portraits, traditionally held by woman in wedding. [Art: Hall, 257]

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symbol of temptation [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]

quince

1. a small widely cultivated Asian rosaceous tree, Cydonia oblonga, with pinkish-white flowers and edible pear-shaped fruits
2. the acid-tasting fruit of this tree, much used in preserves
3. Japanese or flowering quince another name for japonica
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Preparation of extracts: Quince (Cydonia oblonga) and green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves were collected from Tortum/Erzurum and Rize in their appropriate season.
Mr Quince said: "We know this works because we've seen it work around the world in particular in Scandinavia where they've seen an eradication of rough sleeping entirely."
Mr Quince said he was quitting the reference group "with regret" as he believed it had made good progress in creating a more inclusive environment.
(2008), despite the productive capacity of the cultivars, the quality of the products produced from different quince cultivar fruits is quite variable.
Chapter members have been racing to complete Volume 2 in time to honor Quince's retirement next January, Pouncy said.
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In the preserves category, Alvadore-based San Carlos Quince won for its quince paste.
INGREDIENTS 1 head of finely shredded red cabbage, 2tbsp olive oil, 1 thinly sliced onion, 2 cloves garlic (crushed), 3 quinces (peeled, cored and cut into large slices), 4tbsp red wine vinegar, 300ml vegetable stock, salt and freshly ground black pepper, 3 peeled and grated beetroot.
Several studies have shown that quince fruit is rich in polyphenols, organic acids, and amino acids with recognized beneficial effects on health [1, 6-8].
Keywords: Cydonia oblonga Miller, quince leaves, Folin--Ciocalteu, DPPH