Meaning of kumquat

kum•quat

Pronunciation: (kum'kwot), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, round or oblong citrus fruit having a sweet rind and acid pulp, used chiefly for preserves.
  2. any of several citrus shrubs of the genus Fortunella, native to China, that bear this fruit.
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