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citrus

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noun cit·rus \ˈsi-trəs\

Simple Definition of citrus

  • : a juicy fruit (such as an orange, grapefruit, or lemon) that has a thick skin and that comes from a tree or shrub that grows in warm areas

Full Definition of citrus

plural citrus or cit·rus·es

  1. :  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

cit·rusy play \ˈsi-trə-sē\ adjective

Origin of citrus

New Latin, genus name, from Latin


First Known Use: 1825


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citrus

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noun cit·rus \ˈsi-trəs\

Medical Definition of citrus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of often thorny trees and shrubs of the rue family (Rutaceae) grown in warm regions for their edible fruit (as the orange, lemon, lime, or mandarin) with firm usually thick rind and pulpy flesh

  2. 2plural citruses or citrus :  any plant or fruit of the genus Citrus or a related genus





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