citron

noun
cit·​ron | \ ˈsi-trən How to pronounce citron (audio) \

Definition of citron

1a : a citrus fruit resembling a lemon but larger with little pulp and a very thick rind
b : a small shrubby tree (Citrus medica) that produces citrons and is cultivated in tropical regions
c : the preserved rind of the citron used especially in cakes and puddings
2 : a small hard-fleshed watermelon used especially in pickles and preserves

Examples of citron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meyer lemons, originally a native of China, are a cross between mandarin oranges and citron or classic lemons. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lemon adds a twist to traditional Christmas cookie recipes," 16 Dec. 2020 TypeA’s products feature notes of bergamot, citron, and mint to help neutralize odor and keep it at bay. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "57 Black Friday Beauty Deals to Shop Now," 27 Nov. 2020 The colors pictured here are those that Balla himself specified: a smoldering combination of cinnabar, citron and deep forest. Nancy Hass, New York Times, "A Vibrant Screen That Resurrects an Artist’s Vision," 11 Nov. 2020 Add a couple of friends, say 30 percent blue and green, then toss in a 10 percent wild card of citron. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The right color pop can make big impact for small price," 4 Sep. 2020 Add a couple of friends, say 30 percent blue and green, then toss in a 10 percent wild card of citron. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The right color pop can make big impact for small price," 4 Sep. 2020 Add a couple of friends, say 30 percent blue and green, then toss in a 10 percent wild card of citron. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The right color pop can make big impact for small price," 4 Sep. 2020 The etrog, which is meant to symbolize the heart, is a citron fruit that looks like a large lemon. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Sukkot: The Jewish holiday celebrated in huts outside is almost pandemic-friendly," 2 Oct. 2020 Add a couple of friends, say 30 percent blue and green, then toss in a 10 percent wild card of citron. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "The right color pop can make big impact for small price," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of citron

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for citron

Middle French, modification of Latin citrus

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“Citron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citron. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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citron

noun

English Language Learners Definition of citron

: a fruit that is like a large lemon

citron

noun
cit·​ron | \ ˈsi-trən How to pronounce citron (audio) \

Kids Definition of citron

1 : a citrus fruit like the smaller lemon and having a thick rind that is preserved for use in cakes and puddings
2 : a small hard watermelon used especially in pickles and preserves

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