Definitions for kumquatˈkʌm kwɒt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small, orange-colored citrus fruit with a sweet rind and acid pulp, eaten chiefly as a preserve.
any shrub of the genus Fortunella, of the rue family, that bears this fruit.
Origin of kumquat:
1865–70; < dial. Chin (Guangdong) gāmgwāt gold citrus fruit
kumquat, cumquat, kumquat tree(noun)
any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp
small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp
A small, orange citrus-like fruit which is native to Asia.
Origin: From 柑橘 or 金橘. Related to loquat – same second character.
a small tree of the genus Citrus (C. Japonica) growing in China and Japan; also, its small acid, orange-colored fruit used for preserves