a small, round or oblong citrus fruit having a sweet rind and acid pulp, used chiefly for preserves.
any of several citrus shrubs of the genus Fortunella, native to China, that bear this fruit.
- Sometimes cum·quat .
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How to use kumquat in a sentence
Think ripe apricots and kumquats, macerated in stones and invigorated with mountain spring water straight from the earth.This $14 South African red wine will bring summertime chill to your glass | Dave McIntyre | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
I love the sweet-tart taste of fresh cranberries, and the combination with kumquat is the perfect pitch.
The kumquat comes true to seed, and may also be propagated by grafting and budding.Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands | Gerrit Parmile Wilder
British Dictionary definitions for kumquat
any of several small Chinese trees of the rutaceous genus Fortunella
the small round orange fruit of such a tree, with a sweet rind, used in preserves and confections
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