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[kal-uh-muhn-duh n]
  1. a small citrus tree, Citrofortunella mitis, of the Philippines.
  2. the small, tart, tangerinelike fruit of this tree.
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Origin of calamondin

First recorded in 1925–35, calamondin is from the Tagalog word kalamunding
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Examples from the Web for calamondin

Historical Examples of calamondin

  • The calamondin is widely distributed in the Philippines and occurs wild as well as cultivated.

    The Philippine Agricultural Review


  • The calamondin is quite drought resistant and would probably dwarf the scion.

  • Kining gidak-úna sa agridulsi manintabus, This size of calamondin is one centavo apiece.

British Dictionary definitions for calamondin


calamondin orange

  1. a small citrus tree, Citrus mitis, of the Philippines
  2. the acid-tasting fruit of this tree, resembling a small orange
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Word Origin for calamondin

from Tagalog kalamunding
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