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n. - Small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp; Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp.

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  • At some point when I was a kid, I saw the word kumquat and started using it as though it were an insult.
  • The most nutritious part of the kumquat is the peel.
  • The word "kumquat" comes to us from a Cantonese word meaning "golden citrus fruit." for more
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