noun, plural cit·rus·es.
- citrovorum factor,
- citrus canker,
- citrus greening disease,
- citrus heights,
- citrus red mite,
- citrus whitefly
Origin of citrus
Examples from the Web for citrus
I became numb to the barrage of smells: citrus disinfectants, burning trash, sewage, sweat, and diesel.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Strong fennel and wormwood hit the back of my tongue along with a dryness from the barrel and hints of citrus from the chamomile.
He sprays the glass with some citrus peel and garnishes the cocktail with an organic flower and cinnamon sticks.
Where Citrus County felt like a coiled spring, the pace of A Million Heavens is sedate, diffused among a dozen or so characters.3 Must-Read Offbeat Novels: ‘A Million Heavens,’ ‘The Investigation,’ ‘Office Girl’|Drew Toal, Kevin Canfield, Daniel Roberts|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If pairing with citrus flavors you might want to consider a nice Riesling as well.
The next quality, "neroli bigarade," is derived from the blossoms of the Citrus bigaradia, or Seville orange.The Art of Perfumery|G. W. Septimus Piesse
Just then the Citrus King leaned forward and shouted a query against the wind.It Pays to Smile|Nina Wilcox Putnam
It was one part sharp mold, one part industrial disinfectant, a citrus smell that made your eyes water and your sinuses burn.Makers|Cory Doctorow
The oil of orange flowers, called neroli, is extracted from the fresh flowers of the citrus aurantium.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Citrus groves, grape vineyards, and areas once cleared by man are preferred to coastal sagebrush flats.Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California|Terry A. Vaughan
noun plural -ruses
adjective Also: citrous
Word Origin for citrus
1825, from Modern Latin genus name, from Latin citrus "citron tree," name of an African tree with aromatic wood and lemon-like fruit, the first citrus fruit to become available in the West. The name, like the tree, is probably of Asiatic origin [OED]. But Klein traces it to Greek kedros "cedar," and writes that the change of dr into tr shows that the word came from Greek into Latin through the medium of the Etruscans. As a noun, "tree of the genus Citrus," from 1885.