For·​tu·​nel·​la | \ ˌfȯ(r)chəˈnelə \

Definition of Fortunella

: a genus of Asiatic evergreen citrus shrubs or small trees comprising the kumquats and being often included in the genus Citrus from which it is distinguished by small acid fruits with a sweet pulpy edible skin and only three to seven fruit segments

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History and Etymology for Fortunella

New Latin, from Robert Fortune †1880 Scottish traveler and botanist + New Latin -ella

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“Fortunella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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