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citrine

adjective cit·rine \ ˈsi-ˌtrīn \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of citrine

: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


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citrine

noun ci·trine \ si-ˈtrēn \

Definition of citrine

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

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First Known Use of citrine

1571


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