calamondin

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noun cal·a·mon·din \ˌka-lə-ˈmän-dən\

Definition of calamondin

  1. :  a small hybrid citrus tree (Citrofortunella microcarpa synonym Citrofortunella mitis synonym Citrus mitis) of warm regions cultivated chiefly as an ornamental; also :  its small, tart, orange fruit resembling a mandarin or kumquat and yielding an acidic juice used especially as a flavoring agent or in beverages and marmalades While the calamondin has been widely grown in the Philippines and Indonesia, it is thought to be native to China.

Origin and Etymology of calamondin

Tagalog kalamundíng


First Known Use: circa 1928


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