Definition of calamondin in English:


Line breaks: cala¦mon¦din
Pronunciation: /ˌkaləˈmɒndɪn
(also calamondin orange)


  • A small hybrid citrus plant which bears fragrant white flowers followed by small orange-yellow fruit, native to the Philippines and grown as a houseplant.
    • × Citrofortunella microcarpa (formerly Citrus mitis), family Rutaceae
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    • The miniature calamondin ‘orange’ grown as a decorative house plant is sometimes considered to be a mandarin × kumquat hybrid, and sometimes assigned to a species of its own.
    • Examples of acidic varieties include ‘Improved Meyer’ and ‘Ponderosa’ lemons, calamondins, and kumquats.
    • Open the bottle, and one smells a mixed but light scent of different kinds of fruit including orange, citrus and calamondin orange.


early 20th century: from Tagalog kalamunding.

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