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CUMQUAT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cumquat mean? 

CUMQUAT (noun)
  The noun CUMQUAT has 1 sense:

1. any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp

  Familiarity information: CUMQUAT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUMQUAT (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

cumquat; kumquat; kumquat tree

Hypernyms ("cumquat" is a kind of...):

citrus; citrus tree (any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds)

Meronyms (parts of "cumquat"):

kumquat (small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cumquat"):

Fortunella japonica; marumi; marumi kumquat; round kumquat (shrub bearing round-fruited kumquats)

Fortunella margarita; nagami; nagami kumquat; oval kumquat (shrub bearing oval-fruited kumquats)

Holonyms ("cumquat" is a member of...):

Fortunella; genus Fortunella (small genus of shrubs native to south China producing small ovoid fruits resembling oranges: includes kumquats)


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