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esrog

[es-rohg, -ruh g] /ˈɛs roʊg, -rəg/
noun, plural esrogim
[es-roh-gim] /ɛsˈroʊ gɪm/ (Show IPA),
esrogs. Judaism.
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etrog

or ethrog, esrog

[es-rohg, -ruh g, et-; Sephardic Hebrew et-rawg; Ashkenazic Hebrew es-rohg] /ˈɛs roʊg, -rəg, ˈɛt-; Sephardic Hebrew ɛtˈrɔg; Ashkenazic Hebrew ɛsˈroʊg/
noun, plural etrogs, etrogim
[Sephardic Hebrew et-raw-geem; Ashkenazic Hebrew es-roh-gim] /Sephardic Hebrew ɛt rɔˈgim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ɛsˈroʊ gɪm/ (Show IPA)
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Judaism. a citron for use with the lulav during the Sukkoth festival service.
Origin of etrog
< Hebrew ethrōgh
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  • As I entered, he sat in company with another man, holding his Lulov and esrog (palm and citron).

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