Saturday, April 25, 2009


Definition: (from
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

"Be sure to try our brand new kumquat flavored energy drink!"
"That boy has the IQ of a kumquat."

Origin: (from
"1690s, from Chinese (Cantonese) kamkwat, from kam 'golden' + kwat 'orange.' Cantonese dialectal form of Chinese kin-ku."

Awkwardness rating: 6

Kumquats prepared for your enjoyment. (

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