citron

[si-truhn]
noun
1.
a pale-yellow fruit resembling the lemon but larger and with thicker rind, borne by a small tree or large bush, Citrus medica, allied to the lemon and lime.
2.
the tree itself.
3.
the rind of the fruit, candied and preserved.
4.
a grayish-green yellow color.
adjective
6.
having the color citron.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Italian citrone < Latin citr(us) citrus + Italian -one augmentative suffix

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citron (ˈsɪtrən)
 
n
1.  See also citron wood a small Asian rutaceous tree, Citrus medica, having lemon-like fruit with a thick aromatic rind
2.  the fruit of this tree
3.  Also called: citron melon a variety of watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris citroides, that has an inedible fruit with a hard rind
4.  the rind of either of these fruits, candied and used for decoration and flavouring of foods
5.  a greenish-yellow colour
 
[C16: from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin citrus citrus tree]

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citron
c.1530, from Fr. citron "citron, lemon," from augm. of L. *citrum, related to citrus "citron tree," citreum (malum) "citron" (see citrus).
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Then add fruit, except citron, dredged with reserved flour.
Citron juice with wine was considered an effective antidote to poison.
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