- a pale-yellow fruit resembling the lemon but larger and with thicker rind, borne by a small tree or large bush, Citrus medica, allied to the lemon and lime.
- the tree itself.
- the rind of the fruit, candied and preserved.
- a grayish-green yellow color.
- citron melon.
- having the color citron.
Origin of citron
Examples from the Web for citron
Early Jews suggested it was a fig, pomegranate, citron, or even tomato.The Truth About Genesis
September 18, 2009
You may reserve the citron to put in when you make the pies.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
Stir in bits of citron cut thin, and bake in hearts and rounds.
The three women brought their lilies, their great sprays of citron aloes.The Long Roll
Through the glass door, he saw the box containing the citron.
That the citron could not now be used, Leibel knew very well.
- a small Asian rutaceous tree, Citrus medica, having lemon-like fruit with a thick aromatic rindSee also citron wood
- the fruit of this tree
- Also called: citron melon a variety of watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris citroides, that has an inedible fruit with a hard rind
- the rind of either of these fruits, candied and used for decoration and flavouring of foods
- a greenish-yellow colour
Word Origin and History for citron
late 14c., also citrine (early 15c.), from Old French citron "citron, lemon" (14c.), possibly from Old Provençal citron, from Latin citrus and influenced by lemon; or else from augmentative of Latin *citrum, related to citrus "citron tree," citreum (malum) "citron" (see citrus).