19 August 2008

A Word With Moshammer's Ghost


Function: noun

Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) gām-gwāt, from gām gold + gwāt citrus fruit

Date: 1699

1: any of several small yellow to orange citrus fruits with sweet spongy rind and somewhat acid pulp that are used chiefly for preserves ; also : a tree or shrub (genus Fortunella) of the rue family that bears kumquats

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