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citron

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noun cit·ron \ˈsi-trən\

Simple Definition of citron

  • : a fruit that is like a large lemon

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of citron

  1. 1 a :  a citrus fruit resembling a lemon but larger with little pulp and a very thick rind b :  a small shrubby tree (Citrus medica) that produces citrons and is cultivated in tropical regions c :  the preserved rind of the citron used especially in cakes and puddings

  2. 2 :  a small hard-fleshed watermelon used especially in pickles and preserves

Origin and Etymology of citron

Middle French, modification of Latin citrus


First Known Use: 1530


CITRON Defined for Kids

citron

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noun cit·ron \ˈsi-trən\

Definition of citron for Students

  1. 1 :  a citrus fruit like the smaller lemon and having a thick rind that is preserved for use in cakes and puddings

  2. 2 :  a small hard watermelon used especially in pickles and preserves




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