Poncirus

noun

Pon·​ci·​rus
pänˈsīrəs
: 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

Etymology

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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