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cum·quat

 (kŭm′kwŏt′)
n.
Variant of kumquat.

cumquat

(ˈkʌmkwɒt)
n
(Plants) a variant spelling of kumquat

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cumquat - any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulpcumquat - 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
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