Etymology
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kumquat (n.)

also cumquat, 1690s, from Chinese (Cantonese) kamkwat, from kam "golden" + kwat "orange." Said in OED to be a Cantonese dialectal form of Chinese kin-ku.

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Definitions of kumquat

kumquat (n.)
any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp;
Synonyms: cumquat / kumquat tree
kumquat (n.)
small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp;
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