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citrine

[ si-treen, -trahyn, -trin, si-treen ]
/ ˈsɪ trin, -traɪn, -trɪn, sɪˈtrin /
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adjective

pale-yellow; lemon-colored.

noun

a translucent, yellow variety of quartz, often sold as topaz; false topaz; topaz quartz.

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Origin of citrine

1350–1400; Middle English <Anglo-French; see citrus, -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for citrine

citrine
/ (ˈsɪtrɪn) /

noun

a brownish-yellow variety of quartz: a gemstone; false topaz
  1. the yellow colour of a lemon
  2. (as modifier)citrine hair
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Scientific definitions for citrine

citrine
[ sĭ-trēn, sĭtrēn′ ]

A pale-yellow variety of crystalline quartz resembling topaz. The coloring is caused by the presence of a small amount of iron in the crystal structure.
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