citron

noun cit·ron \ ˈsi-trən \

Definition of citron

1 a :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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Origin and Etymology of citron

Medieval French, modification of Latin citrus


CITRON Defined for English Language Learners

citron

noun

Definition of citron for English Language Learners

  • : a fruit that is like a large lemon


CITRON Defined for Kids

citron

noun cit·ron \ ˈsi-trən \

Definition of citron for Students

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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