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citron wood

  1. the wood of the citron.
  2. the wood of the sandarac.
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Origin of citron wood

First recorded in 1705–15
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Examples from the Web for citron wood

Historical Examples

  • The Romans, in the time of Nero, had tables made of citron-wood brought from Mauritania; they were varnished with purple and gold.

    The Book of Curiosities

    I. Platts

  • One may surely admire the tigrine stripes and panther-like spots of the citron-wood without being a Lucullus or an Apicius.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • An Italian mandoline of citron-wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl, engraven with figures.

  • And its walls and its roof were made of cypress-wood, and its doors of ivory and citron-wood.

British Dictionary definitions for citron wood

citron wood

  1. the wood of the citron tree
  2. the wood of the sandarac
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