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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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  • 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
n.

late 14c., also citrine (early 15c.), from Old French citron "citron, lemon" (14c.), possibly from Old Provençal citron, from Latin citrus and influenced by lemon; or else from augmentative of Latin *citrum, related to citrus "citron tree," citreum (malum) "citron" (see citrus).

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