citrine

[si-treen, -trahyn, -trin, si-treen]
adjective
1.
pale-yellow; lemon-colored.
noun
2.
a translucent, yellow variety of quartz, often sold as topaz; false topaz; topaz quartz.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French; see citrus, -ine1

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citrine (ˈsɪtrɪn)
 
n
1.  a brownish-yellow variety of quartz: a gemstone; false topaz
2.  a.  the yellow colour of a lemon
 b.  (as modifier): citrine hair

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citrine   (sĭ-trēn', sĭt'rēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A pale-yellow variety of crystalline quartz resembling topaz. The coloring is caused by the presence of a small amount of iron in the crystal structure.
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Example sentences for citrine
Citrine has ferric impurities, and is rarely found naturally.
Citrine is one of three traditional birthstones for the month of november.
It is nearly impossible to tell cut citrine from yellow topaz visibly.
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