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Meaning of CITRON

Pronunciation:  'sitrun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved
  2. [n]  thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind

CITRON is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: citron tree, Citrus medica
 See Also: citron, citron, citron tree, citronwood, citrous fruit, citrus, citrus, citrus fruit, Citrus medica, citrus tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cit"ron\ (s[i^]t"r[u^]n), n. [F. citron, LL. citro, fr.
L. citrus citron tree (cf. citreum, sc. malum, a citron),
from Gr. ki`tron citron]
1. (Bot) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and
   pleasantly aromatic. The thick rind, when candied, is the
   citron of commerce.

2. A citron tree.

3. A citron melon.

{Citron melon}.
   (a) A small variety of muskmelon with sugary greenish
   (b) A small variety of watermelon, whose solid white flesh
       is used in making sweetmeats and preserves.

{Citron tree} (Bot.), the tree which bears citrons. It was
   probably a native of northern India, and is now understood
   to be the typical form of {Citrus Medica}.