Definition of kumquat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌmkwɒt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmkwɑːt//
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a fruit like a very small orange with sweet skin that is eaten, and sour flesh See related entries: Fruit Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) kam kwat ‘little orange’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kumquat