Citrination Cit`ri*na"tion, n. [See {Citrine}.] The process by which anything becomes of the color of a lemon; esp., in alchemy, the state of perfection in the philosopher's stone indicated by its assuming a deep yellow color. --Thynne. [1913 Webster]

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  • citrination — ˌsi.trə̇ˈnāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English citrinacioun, from Medieval Latin citrination , citrinatio, from citrinus + Latin ation , atio ation obsolete : an alchemical operation in which a base metal was made more yellow and therefore… …   Useful english dictionary

  • citrination — cit·ri·na·tion …   English syllables

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

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