variants: or etrog \ eˈthrōg , et‧ˈrōg , ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \ or esrog \ ˈesˌrōg \
plural ethrogim or etrogim\ ˌethrōˈgim , ˌet‧r-​ \ or esrogim\ esˈrōgim \ or ethrogs or etrogs or esrogs

Definition of ethrog

: the fruit of the citron (Citrus medica) anciently used with the palm branch in the celebration of Sukkoth and still used by Jews as a symbol of that occasion — compare lulab

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First Known Use of ethrog

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethrog

Hebrew ethrōgh

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“Ethrog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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