Fortunella

noun For·tu·nel·la \ˌfȯ(r)chəˈnelə\

Definition of Fortunella

  1. :  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

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of fortunella

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Fortunella? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!