Definition of citrus
: any of a group of often thorny trees and shrubs (Citrus and related genera) of the rue family grown in warm regions for their edible fruit (such as the orange or lemon) with firm usually thick rind and pulpy flesh; also : the fruit
citrusyplay \ˈsi-trə-sē\ adjective
Recent Examples of citrus from the Web
Chickpea Miso San Francisco's Aedan Fermented Foods produces this mellow-tasting soy-free miso, ideal for whisking into a citrus vinaigrette or a pot of simple chicken-and-vegetable soup.
Three citrus fruits, one uniform golden Oreo cookie.
Using a citrus reamer, squeeze the juice from the lemons into another small bowl.
Place your piece of fish on top, then add spices, herbs or citrus slices, if desired.
Along with the citrus rations, sailors also received rations of rum or gin, which eventually were combined to form the foundation of two storied cocktails, the daiquiri and the gimlet.
The flan is a floppy little cylinder of creamy, eggy, sugary custard with citrus notes and a side of tahini (sesame seeds) crumble.
Then, to correlate with it, five different essential oils—vanilla, rose de mai, jasmine, Oriental, and citrus—were offered, to optimize my experience and aid my journey into a state of total relaxation.
Instead, opt for a sweet-and-tangy poppy seed dressing on one slaw and a citrus-and-chile dressing on the other.
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Origin and Etymology of citrus
New Latin, genus name, from Latin
First Known Use: 1781See Words from the same year
CITRUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of citrus for English Language Learners
: a juicy fruit (such as an orange, grapefruit, or lemon) that has a thick skin and that comes from a tree or shrub that grows in warm areas
CITRUS Defined for Kids
Definition of citrus for Students
: a juicy fruit (as a lemon, orange, or grapefruit) with a thick rind that comes from a tree or shrub that grows in warm regions
Medical Definition of citrus
1 capitalized : a genus of often thorny trees and shrubs of the rue family (Rutaceae) grown in warm regions for their edible fruit (as the orange, lemon, lime, or mandarin) with firm usually thick rind and pulpy flesh
2plural citruses or citrus : any plant or fruit of the genus Citrus or a related genus
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