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

Examples of calamansi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This tart-sweet marmalade delivers the complex flavor of calamansi—a fruit that’s like lime, kumquat and tangerine all in one—grown on Oahu. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 Or the signature mocktail, a calamansi mojito, for a savory and sweet finish. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Gildings of lemon confit and calamansi gastrique amplify the acidity more than the sweetness, but not to distraction. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2023 But these familiar items are juxtaposed with modern artisanal products: pour-over Vietnamese coffee kits, gorgeous bottles of Japanese smoked soy sauce, and calamansi sparkling water. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2021 And entrees such as crispy octopus with cherries and ribeye bistek with preserved calamansi could be served family-style or coursed out for individual meals. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Apr. 2021 She’s collected a following for her pop-ups, serving things like a tamarind creme pie donut and a calamansi and caramelized milk tart. Kate Kassin, Bon Appétit, 27 Sep. 2022 Meyer lemon, yuzu, calamansi, and any kind of orange shine in this preparation. Asha Loupy, Bon Appétit, 15 Feb. 2023 Sporting a slight char, these typically come with a dipping ramekin of simply salt, pepper and a whole calamansi. Dan Q. Dao, Chron, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calamansi was in 1954

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Cite this Entry

“Calamansi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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