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quince

(kwints),
The edible fruit of Cydonia oblongata (family Rosaceae); the seeds have demulcent properties.
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Before pectin was commercially available, many home cooks had a quince tree in their backyards and valued the fruit for its high pectin content, which aided in making jams and jellies.
Taking this insight as his theme, the Spanish director Victor Erice filmed a feature-length documentary, in 1992, chronicling Lopez Garcia's efforts to depict a quince tree as it blossoms and bears fruit.
The quince tree makes translucent runners in the grass,
Two Rivers School, in Solway Close, Leyfields, Tamworth, was created in September 2005 by the amalgamation of Quince Tree and Park schools.
There's a quince tree and two medlar trees, producing an old English fruit that looks like an apple, and is traditionally 'bletted', or softened to get the most from its date-like flavour.
In Colonial times, many American orchards boasted at least one quince tree, and vendors sold the fruit in autumn with apples and pears.
A quince tree in my friend's garden up the Dales is loaded with fruit.
In the quince tree beds there are plants for the head and heart - heart stimulants opposite love potions.
"He went to Quince Tree Special School in Tamworth and everyone in Riverside knew him.
"You wouldn't know," said the very old woman, "that my husband planted the first quince tree in this town." "We have a quince tree," he offered.
Grass fills most of the side areas; a boulder, a quince tree, and wisteria punctuate the courtyard.