noun kum·quat \ˈkəm-ˌkwät\

: a fruit that looks like a small orange

Full Definition of KUMQUAT

:  any of several small yellow to orange citrus fruits with sweet spongy rind and somewhat acid pulp that are used chiefly for preserves; also :  a tree or shrub (genus Fortunella) of the rue family that bears kumquats

Origin of KUMQUAT

Chinese (Guangdong) gām-gwāt, from gām gold + gwāt citrus fruit
First Known Use: 1699
KUMQUAT Defined for Kids


noun kum·quat \ˈkəm-ˌkwät\

Definition of KUMQUAT for Kids

:  a small citrus fruit that has a sweet rind and sour pulp and is used mostly in preserves


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