Citron melon
Citron Cit"ron (s[i^]t"r[u^]n), n. [F. citron, LL. citro, fr. L. citrus citron tree (cf. citreum, sc. malum, a citron), from Gr. ki`tron citron] 1. (Bot) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic; it is produced by the citron tree ({Citrus medica}). The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce. The fruit was once called the {lime}. [1913 Webster]

2. A citron tree, {Citrus medica}. [1913 Webster]

3. A citron melon. [1913 Webster]

{Citron melon}. (a) A small variety of muskmelon with sugary greenish flesh. (b) A small variety of watermelon, whose solid white flesh is used in making sweetmeats and preserves.

{Citron tree} (Bot.), the tree which bears citrons. It was probably a native of northern India, and is now understood to be the typical form of {Citrus Medica}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Citron melon — The citron melon (Citrullus lanatus), or tsamma, is thought to be the original/ancestral variety of watermelon. It is in the family cucurbit which consists of various squashes, melons, and gourds. Its fruit has a hard white flesh, rendering it… …   Wikipedia

  • citron melon — ☆ citron melon n. a kind of fruit with a hard white flesh, that grows on a variety of watermelon plant (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides): used only candied or preserved …   English World dictionary

  • citron melon — noun see citron 1c * * * a round, hard fleshed watermelon, Citrullus lanatus citroides, used candied or pickled. Also called citron. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * citron melon, U.S. a kind of watermelon, bearing a small fruit with firm, white flesh… …   Useful english dictionary

  • citron-melon — tikrojo arbūzo žieminis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos pašarinis, vaisinis augalas (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides), paplitęs Afrikoje, kitur – auginamas. atitikmenys: lot. Citrullus lanatus var. citroides;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • citron melon — a round, hard fleshed watermelon, Citrullus lanatus citroides, used candied or pickled. Also called citron. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • citron melon — cit′ron mel on n. pln a round hard fleshed watermelon, Citrullus lanatus citroides, used candied or pickled • Etymology: 1800–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Citron — Cit ron (s[i^]t r[u^]n), n. [F. citron, LL. citro, fr. L. citrus citron tree (cf. citreum, sc. malum, a citron), from Gr. ki tron citron] 1. (Bot) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic; it is produced by the citron tree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Citron tree — Citron Cit ron (s[i^]t r[u^]n), n. [F. citron, LL. citro, fr. L. citrus citron tree (cf. citreum, sc. malum, a citron), from Gr. ki tron citron] 1. (Bot) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic; it is produced by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melon — Mel on (m[e^]l [u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple shaped melon, Gr. mhlope pwn; mh^lon apple + pe pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. {Marmalade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The juicy fruit of certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melon beetle — Melon Mel on (m[e^]l [u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple shaped melon, Gr. mhlope pwn; mh^lon apple + pe pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. {Marmalade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The juicy fruit of certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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