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

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!

History and Etymology for Fortunella

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

Learn More About Fortunella

Dictionary Entries Near Fortunella

fortune line



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Fortunella

Cite this Entry

“Fortunella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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