Definition of calamansi in English:


(also kalamansi)

Pronunciation /?kal??mansē/ /?kal??m?nsi/


  • 1A small hybrid citrus plant which bears fragrant white flowers followed by small round fruit, native to the Philippines and grown as a houseplant.

    × Citrofortunella microcarpa (formerly Citrus mitis), family Rutaceae

  • 2The fruit of the calamansi, orange when ripe but usually picked for cooking when green.


From Spanish calamansí and Tagalog kalamansi.