Poncirus

noun
Pon·​ci·​rus | \ pänˈsīrəs \

Definition of Poncirus

: 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

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History and Etymology for Poncirus

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 23 Oct. 2020.

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