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kumquat

kumquat

2 definitions found
 for kumquat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  kumquat \kum"quat\, n. [Chin. kin keu.] (Bot.)
     any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella
     Citrus)+of+the+rue+family+({Rutaceae">(formerly Citrus) of the rue family ({Rutaceae)
     (especially Citrus Japonica) growing in China and Japan
     bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick
     sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp; also, any of the small
     acid, orange-colored citrus fruits of such plants, used
     mostly for preserves. [Also spelled cumquat.]
     [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  kumquat
      n 1: any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella
           bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick
           sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp [syn: kumquat,
           cumquat, kumquat tree]
      2: small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid
         pulp