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citrine

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adjective cit·rine \ˈsi-ˌtrīn\

Definition of citrine

  1. :  resembling a citron or lemon especially in color

Origin and Etymology of citrine

Middle English, from Anglo-French citrin, from Medieval Latin citrinus, from Latin citrus citron tree


First Known Use: 14th century


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citrine

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noun ci·trine \si-ˈtrēn\

Definition of citrine

  1. :  a semiprecious yellow stone resembling topaz and formed by heating a black quartz in order to change its color

1571

First Known Use of citrine

1571


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