citron

[ si-truh n ]
/ ˈsɪ trən /

noun

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.

adjective

having the color citron.

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Origin of citron

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Italian citrone < Latin citr(us) citrus + Italian -one augmentative suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for citron

citron
/ (ˈsɪtrən) /

noun

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 for citron

C16: from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin citrus citrus tree
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