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citron

[si-truh n] /ˈsɪ trən/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Italian citrone < Latin citr(us) citrus + Italian -one augmentative suffix
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Examples for citron
  • Then add fruit, except citron, dredged with reserved flour.
  • citron juice with wine was considered an effective antidote to poison.
British Dictionary definitions for citron

citron

/ˈsɪtrən/
noun
1.
a small Asian rutaceous tree, Citrus medica, having lemon-like fruit with a thick aromatic rind See also citron wood
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
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin citrus citrus tree
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Word Origin and History for citron
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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