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 Apart from this Baux scent, the French brand also offers an Eau de Cedrat iteration, which features citron essential oil for a more energizing and summery scent. The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Mar. 2022 Beyoncé performed from the Williams sisters' hometown tennis courts in Compton, California, looking as cool as ever in a custom neon citron look by David Koma to open the 2022 Oscars. Vanessa Etienne,, 28 Mar. 2022 There was an art to acquiring that lengthy inventory — the candied orange peel and citron, the nuts and the liqueurs — French brandy, Curacao and triple sec. Jacques Kelly,, 25 Dec. 2021 Raf Simons, Valentino, Brandon Maxwell, and other designers were teaming big swaths of crimson and sky, fuchsia and burgundy, citron and olive in their new collections. Emily Farra, Vogue, 8 Oct. 2021 Perfect to pair with a night out in K-town or mom's home cooking their unique Asian flavors include: Yuzu: A fresh, bubbly version of honey citron tea that features yuzu's iconic floral aromas and tartness. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Meyer lemons, originally a native of China, are a cross between mandarin oranges and citron or classic lemons. San Diego Union-Tribune, 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, 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, 11 Nov. 2020 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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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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