from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several East Asian shrubs of the genus Chaenomeles of the rose family, especially C. japonica, C. speciosa, and various hybrids and cultivars grown as ornamentals, having spiny branches and showy red or pink flowers.
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- noun Asiatic ornamental shrub with spiny branches and pink or red blossoms
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