Kumquat



[kuhm-kwot] /ˈkʌm kwɒt/

noun
1.
a small, round or oblong citrus fruit having a sweet rind and acid pulp, used chiefly for preserves.
2.
any of several citrus shrubs of the genus Fortunella, native to China, that bear this fruit.
/ˈkʌmkwɒt/
noun
1.
any of several small Chinese trees of the rutaceous genus Fortunella
2.
the small round orange fruit of such a tree, with a sweet rind, used in preserves and confections
n.

1690s, from Chinese (Cantonese) kamkwat, from kam “golden” + kwat “orange.” Cantonese dialectal form of Chinese kin-ku.

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