Definition of Cumquats
1. Noun. (plural of cumquat) ¹
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Definition of Cumquats
1. cumquat [n] - See also: cumquat
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cumquats
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Literary usage of Cumquats
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Heartache of Motherhood by Joyce Nicholson (1983)
"When I bought it, it was covered with little orange cumquats, but they dropped off. For two years I cared for it lovingly, it grew tender, ..."
2. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1907)
"Here such national delicacies as ragouts of shark- fin, birds' nest soup, preserved cumquats, ..."
3. San Francisco and Thereabout by Charles Augustus Keeler (1906)
"I choose a retired corner in an adjacent room and order a cup of tea with roasted almonds, dried lichis, preserved cumquats and ginger, and some curious ..."
4. Our Poets of Today by Howard Willard Cook (1918)
"... there are cumquats from the Inland Sea, crated and stacked and inert and labelled; there are stiffened hides of a race of cattle that hardly a year ago ..."
5. China, the Long-lived Empire by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (1900)
"Rats, alive in cages, are often seen for sale in the streets, and everywhere one sees gorgeous heaps of red and yellow fruits — oranges, cumquats, ..."
6. The Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship "Bacchante", 1879-1882 by Albert Victor, George (1886)
"At a shop in the village we bought some excellent fresh cumquats; often as we had tasted them preserved, this was the first time we had done so fresh. ..."
7. John Chinaman at Home: Sketches of Men, Manners and Things in China by Edward John Hardy (1906)
"I liked the market gardens at Fati because there I saw growing upon trees cumquats, carambolas (Chinese gooseberries), and other curious fruits which I had ..."
8. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"It is certainly more natural to include preserved, candied, and crystallized ginger root with candied pineapple, candied cumquats and similar products than ..."