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kum·quat

also cum·quat  (kŭm′kwŏt′)
n.
1. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella, having small, edible, orangelike fruit.
2. The fruit of any of these plants, having an acid pulp and a thin, edible rind.

[Cantonese gam1 gwat1; akin to Mandarin jīnjú : jīn, gold (from Middle Chinese kim) + , mandarin orange (from Middle Chinese kjyt; probably akin to Khmer kwic).]
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kumquat

(ˈkʌmkwɒt) or

cumquat

n
1. (Plants) any of several small Chinese trees of the rutaceous genus Fortunella
2. (Plants) the small round orange fruit of such a tree, with a sweet rind, used in preserves and confections
[C17: from Chinese (Cantonese) kam kwat, representing Mandarin Chinese chin chü golden orange]
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kum•quat

or cum•quat

(ˈkʌm kwɒt)

n.
1. a small, orange-colored citrus fruit with a sweet rind and acid pulp, eaten chiefly as a preserve.
2. any shrub of the genus Fortunella, of the rue family, that bears this fruit.
[1865–70; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) gāmgwāt gold citrus fruit]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kumquat - any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulpkumquat - any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp
kumquat - small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp
citrus tree, citrus - any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
Fortunella, genus Fortunella - small genus of shrubs native to south China producing small ovoid fruits resembling oranges: includes kumquats
Fortunella japonica, marumi, marumi kumquat, round kumquat - shrub bearing round-fruited kumquats
Fortunella margarita, nagami, nagami kumquat, oval kumquat - shrub bearing oval-fruited kumquats
2.kumquat - small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit - any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
cumquat, kumquat, kumquat tree - any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp
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Translations

kumquat

[ˈkʌmkwɒt] Nnaranja f china
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kumquat

nKumquat f, kleine Orange
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