Fortunella

noun

For·​tu·​nel·​la
ˌfȯ(r)chəˈnelə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Fortunella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fortunella. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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