|Malayan kumquat foliage and fruit, Malaysia|
Kumquats (//; Chinese: 金桔, gāmgāt or jīnjú), or cumquats in Australian English, are a group of small fruit-bearing trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae. They were previously classified as forming the now-historical genus Fortunella, or placed within Citrus, sensu lato.
From Cantonese 柑橘 (gam1 gwat1) or 金橘 (gam1 gwat1, literally “golden tangerine”). Related to loquat – same second character.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkʌmkwɑt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkʌmkwɒt/
- Hyphenation: kum‧quat
kumquat (plural kumquats)
- A small, orange citrus-like fruit which is native to