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

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For some food writers, answering would be a breeze: An eight-layer chiffon sponge with citron curd, crème Chantilly, and Valrhona ganache by Frou Frou et Frou Frou or something like that. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "What Statement Should Your Wedding Cake Make?," 17 May 2018 However, stylish royal fans can still get the style in citron for $59.99 This isn't the first time the Duchess has worn a J.Crew piece. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Pippa Middleton Rocked the Same Affordable J.Crew Clutch," 26 July 2018 From left: autumnal splendor at Bottega Veneta; a citron coat dress at Hermès; leather and lace at Christopher Kane; a blue vegan version by Stella McCartney . Rebecca Malinsky And Rory Satran, WSJ, "A Complete Guide to Fall’s Best Women’s Fashion Trends," 9 Mar. 2018 Add cinnamon, chopped citron, and chocolate chips and mix until well blended. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Rock Hudson's Classic Cannoli Recipe," 10 Oct. 2016 In his own garden, Vigueras uses every inch, planting papayas, manzano bananas, mint, malanga root, citron, green beans, corn, bell peppers, Japanese cucumbers, zucchini. Joe Mozingo,, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018 What's more, Brandon Maxwell's pops of citron are easily attainable in the form of, say, a set of towels from ABC Carpet & Home. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "From French Floral Prints to Blue Shibori, Bring New York Fashion Week Looks Into Your Home," 12 Feb. 2018 The home is jolly and bright, with white walls (except for a citron yellow kitchen) and loads of colorful artwork and accessories. Susan Langenhennig,, "A professional organizer fills her home with just her favorite funky necessities," 31 Jan. 2018 Mains include Israeli shakshuka and Ktistsot daguim (grilled fish balls with Moroccan herbs and spices with lentils, yogurt, and citron confit). Sarah Moroz, Vogue, "A New Wave of Middle Eastern Food Comes to Paris," 3 Oct. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of citron

: a fruit that is like a large lemon


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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