ca·​la·​man·​si | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈmän-sē How to pronounce calamansi (audio) \
variants: or kalamansi
plural calamansi or kalamansi

Definition of calamansi

Examples of calamansi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parekoy immediately earned a rave review from then-critic Luke Tsai in the East Bay Express for the restaurant’s phenomenal pork sisig, which gets its sour notes from the Filipino citrus calamansi. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2022 There is a calamansi tree out front at Tori Tori, a bright and bushy bit of life-giving green doing its best to offset both the urban aesthetic of Mills 50 and the potent exhaust of its traffic. Amy Drew Thompson,, 16 Mar. 2022 Turn off heat and garnish with scallions and slices of fresh calamansi or lemon. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2021 Fluid serves a cafe de olla, the traditional Mexican coffee drink brewed in a clay pot, in homage to Tapia’s heritage, and a calamansi drink, a nod to Ty’s Filipino roots. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Aug. 2021 The pair’s original calamansi lime flavor includes just five ingredients: lime juice, agave spirit, agave syrup, sparkling water and a dash of salt. New York Times, 21 July 2021 Preorder vegan calamansi mini pies ($30 for three) for pickup March 28 in Oakland. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2021 Drinks will have a tropical twist, such as a lemongrass-melon agua fresca and a Dark and Stormy with a sour punch from Filipino citrus calamansi, while other dishes will be cultural mash-ups, like a concha with vegan ube ice cream. Ferron Salniker, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Mar. 2021 The new bar’s take on an old-fashioned channels Boracay, an island in the Philippines, with gin in place of bourbon, plus grassy pandan, coconut water and citrusy calamansi. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of calamansi

1954, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2022

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“Calamansi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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