: a genus of low thorny Chinese trees (family Rutaceae) that have trifoliate deciduous leaves and are sometimes included in the genus Citrus compare citrange, trifoliate orange

Word History


New Latin, from French poncire, probably from Latin pomum fruit + citreum citron, from citrus citron tree

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“Poncirus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Poncirus. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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