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 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 tree — noun thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind • Syn: ↑citron, ↑Citrus medica • Hypernyms: ↑citrus, ↑citrus tree • Substance Meronyms: ↑citronwood …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • citron — 1520s, earlier citrine (early 15c.), from Fr. citron citron, lemon (14c.), from augmentative of L. *citrum, related to citrus citron tree, citreum (malum) citron (see CITRUS (Cf. citrus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • citron — ► NOUN ▪ the large, lemon like fruit of a shrubby Asian tree. ORIGIN Latin citrus citron tree , on the pattern of limon lemon …   English terms dictionary

  • Citron — For other uses, see Citron (disambiguation). Citron Citrus medica Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • citron wood — 1. the wood of the citron. 2. the wood of the sandarac. [1705 15] * * * citron wood or citrus wood noun 1. The most costly furniture wood of the ancient Romans (perh sandarach) 2. The wood of the citron tree • • • Main Entry: ↑citron * * * c …   Useful english dictionary

  • citron — [ sɪtr(ə)n] noun 1》 a shrubby Asian tree bearing large lemon like fruits with thick fragrant peel. [Citrus medica.] 2》 the fruit of the citron tree. Origin C16: from Fr., from L. citrus citron tree , on the pattern of limon lemon …   English new terms dictionary

  • citron — /ˈsɪtrən / (say sitruhn) 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 or …   Australian English dictionary

  • citron — [si′trən] n. [Fr, lemon < It citrone < L citrus,CITRUS] 1. a yellow, thick skinned fruit resembling a lime or lemon but larger and less acid 2. the semitropical tree (Citrus medica) of the rue family bearing this fruit 3. the candied rind… …   English World dictionary

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