WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
kum•quat /ˈkʌmkwɑt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Plant Biologya small, orange-colored citrus fruit with a sweet skin and acid flesh, eaten chiefly as a preserve.
  2. Plant Biologya shrub that bears this fruit.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
kum•quat  (kumkwot),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biology, Fooda small, round or oblong citrus fruit having a sweet rind and acid pulp, used chiefly for preserves.
  2. Plant Biologyany of several citrus shrubs of the genus Fortunella, native to China, that bear this fruit.
Also,  cumquat. 
  • dialect, dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) gāmgwāt gold citrus fruit, akin to Chinese jīnjù
  • 1865–70


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

kumquat, cumquat /ˈkʌmkwɒt/ n
  1. any of several small Chinese trees of the rutaceous genus Fortunella
  2. the small round orange fruit of such a tree, with a sweet rind, used in preserves and confections
Etymology: 17th Century: from Chinese (Cantonese) kam kwat, representing Mandarin Chinese chin chü golden orange



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