citrus
noun (plural citrus or citruses) Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin Date: 1825 any of a group of often thorny trees and shrubs (Citrus and related genera) of the rue family grown in warm regions for their edible fruit (as the orange or lemon) with firm usually thick rind and pulpy flesh; also the fruit • citrusy adjective

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