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calamondin Syllabification: cal·a·mon·din
Pronunciation: /ˌkaləˈmändən/
(also calamondin orange)

Definition of calamondin in English:


A small hybrid citrus plant that bears fragrant white flowers followed by small orange-yellow fruit, native to the Philippines and widely grown as a houseplant.
  • × Citrofortunella microcarpa (formerly Citrus mitis), family Rutaceae
Example sentences
  • 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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