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Loquat vs. Kumquat

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Main Difference

The main difference between Loquat and Kumquat is that the Loquat is a species of plant, Loquat and Kumquat is a genus of plants.

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  • Loquat (noun)

    The Eriobotrya japonica tree.

  • Loquat (noun)

    The fruit of this tree. It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds.

  • Kumquat (noun)

    A small, orange citrus-like fruit which is native to Asia, Fortunella.

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  • Loquat (noun)

    a small yellow egg-shaped acidic fruit.

  • Loquat (noun)

    the evergreen East Asian tree of the rose family that bears the loquat, cultivated both for its fruit and as an ornamental.

  • Kumquat (noun)

    an orange-like fruit related to the citruses, with an edible sweet rind and acid pulp.

  • Kumquat (noun)

    the East Asian shrub or small tree that yields the kumquat.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Loquat (noun)

    The fruit of the Japanese medlar (Photinia Japonica). It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. Also, the tree itself.

  • Kumquat (noun)

    any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella (formerly Citrus) of the rue family (Rutaceae) (especially Citrus Japonica) growing in China and Japan bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp; also, any of the small acid, orange-colored citrus fruits of such plants, used mostly for preserves.

Webster Dictionary
  • Loquat (noun)

    evergreen tree of warm regions having fuzzy yellow olive-sized fruit with a large free stone; native to China and Japan

  • Loquat (noun)

    yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies

  • Kumquat (noun)

    any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp

  • Kumquat (noun)

    small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp

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