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1. A small evergreen citrus tree (Citrofortunella ×mitis), widely cultivated as a houseplant for its glossy foliage and ornamental fruits.
2. The sour fruit of this plant, resembling a small tangerine and sometimes used as a flavoring or for beverages, sauces, or marmalades.

[Kapampangan (Malayo-Polynesian language of Luzon) kalamunding.]
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(ˈkæləˌmʌndɪn) or

calamondin orange

1. (Plants) a small citrus tree, Citrus mitis, of the Philippines
2. (Plants) the acid-tasting fruit of this tree, resembling a small orange
[from Tagalog kalamunding]
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(ˈkæl əˌmʌn dən)

1. a small citrus tree, Citrofortunella mitis, of the Philippines.
2. the small, tart, tangerinelike fruit of this tree.
[1925–35; < Tagalog kalamunding]
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I was particularly impressed by the collection of citrus fruits, including Calamondins, which she has grown from seed.
Can't wait to pop down the Asda: "Ow gadge, got any calamondins, like?" "Vegan will continue to grow" they predict (not on my plate it won't).
And as we look elsewhere for markets, new fruits will come to the fore, "for example, kumquat and the calamondin, which has fruit like tiny oranges and is very decorative."
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The small orange trees, kumquats and calamondins, have white fragrant flowers, followed by tiny oranges.
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During the summer months both orange and lemon plants, plus all other easy-to-grow citrus varieties such as kumquats and calamondins, can be put outside on the patio to soak up the summer sunshine.
q Kumquat and Calamondin orange trees also have white, fragrant flowers, followed by tiny fruits.