kumquat

noun kum·quat \ ˈkəm-ˌkwät \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of kumquat

:any of several small yellow to orange citrus fruits with sweet spongy rind and somewhat acid pulp that are used chiefly for preserves; also :a tree or shrub (genus Fortunella) of the rue family that bears kumquats

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Origin and Etymology of kumquat

Chinese (Guangdong) gām-gwāt, from gām gold + gwāt citrus fruit


KUMQUAT Defined for English Language Learners

kumquat

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Definition of kumquat for English Language Learners

  • : a fruit that looks like a small orange


KUMQUAT Defined for Kids

kumquat

noun kum·quat \ ˈkəm-ˌkwät \

Definition of kumquat for Students

:a small citrus fruit that has a sweet rind and sour pulp and is used mostly in preserves


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