Kumquat

Kumquat fruits on old wooden table

Citrus japonica

Kumquat (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • cumquat

Etymology

From Cantonese 柑橘 (gam1 gwat1) or 金橘 (gam1 gwat1, literally golden tangerine). Related to loquat – same second character.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkʌmkwɑt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkʌmkwɒt/
  • Hyphenation: kum‧quat

Noun

kumquat (plural kumquats)

  1. A small, orange citrus-like fruit which is native to
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