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a. A thorny evergreen shrub or small tree (Citrus medica) native to India and widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have a thick warty rind.
b. The fruit of this plant, whose rind is often candied and used in confections and fruitcakes.
2. A globose watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) having white flesh that is candied or pickled.
3. A grayish-green yellow.

[Middle English, from Old French, alteration (influenced by limon, lemon) of Latin (mālum) citreum, citron (fruit), from citrus, citron tree.]

cit′ron adj.


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


(ˈsɪ trən)

1. a pale yellow fruit resembling the lemon but larger and with thicker rind borne by a small tree, Citrus medica, allied to the lemon and lime.
2. the tree itself.
3. the rind of the fruit candied and preserved.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Italian citrone < Latin citr(us) citrus + Italian -one augmentative suffix]
citrus, citron - Latin citrus signified the citron, an Asian tree with lemonlike fruit; citron is a French derivative of citrus, coined on the model of French limon, "lemon."
See also related terms for lemon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.citron - large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rindcitron - large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit - any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
citron tree, Citrus medica, citron - thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
2.citron - thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rindcitron - thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
citron - large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved
citrus tree, citrus - any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
citronwood - wood of a citron tree


[ˈsɪtrən] N (= fruit) → cidra f; (= tree) → cidro m


n (= fruit)Zitrone f; (= tree)Zitronenbaum m
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The fruit somewhat resembles in magnitude and general appearance one of our citron melons of ordinary size; but, unlike the citron, it has no sectional lines drawn along the outside.
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Awake My fairest, my espous'd, my latest found, Heav'ns last best gift, my ever new delight, Awake, the morning shines, and the fresh field Calls us, we lose the prime, to mark how spring Our tended Plants, how blows the Citron Grove, What drops the Myrrhe, & what the balmie Reed, How Nature paints her colours, how the Bee Sits on the Bloom extracting liquid sweet.
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