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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Citreae — the kumquat.
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- proper n. small genus of shrubs called kumquats, native to South China, producing small ovoid orangelike fruits called kumquats.
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- n. small genus of shrubs native to south China producing small ovoid fruits resembling oranges: includes kumquats
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For the past hundred years the Nagami or Oval Kumquat (Fortunella. margarita) which is native to Japan, has been grown commercially -- with great success -- in Florida.
They may look like a citrus and in fact they were at one stage considered as such but in 1915 they were reclassified as genus Fortunella.
• Kumquats, species of the genus Fortunella, are bite-size fruits that are eaten whole, thin rind and all.
Cumquat: was originally assumed to be a citrus but was later revealed to have a somewhat simpler structure than citrus and was allotted its own genus, Fortunella.
Fragola (strawberry with Balsamic Vinegar), Chocolat, Fortunella (Kumquat