Definition of membrillo in English:

membrillo

(also membrilla)

noun

  • In Spain: a thick preserve made of quinces.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Alfred Edward Woodley Mason (1865–1948), novelist. From Spanish membrillo, (rarely) mebrilla quince from classical Latin melimēla (plural) a variety of sweet apple, with alteration of form in Spanish probably arising from popular association with mimbre willow.

Pronunciation

membrillo

/mɛmˈbriːjəʊ/