from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thorny evergreen shrub or small tree (Citrus medica) native to India and widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have a thick warty rind.
- n. The fruit of this plant, whose rind is often candied and used in confections and fruitcakes.
- n. A globose watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) having white flesh that is candied or pickled.
- n. A grayish-green yellow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a greenish yellow colour.
- n. a small citrus tree, Citrus medica
- n. the fruit of a citron tree.
- n. the candied rind of the citron fruit.
- adj. Of a greenish yellow colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic; it is produced by the citron tree (Citrus medica). The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce. The fruit was once called the lime.
- n. A citron tree, Citrus medica.
- n. A citron melon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of the citron-tree, a variety of Citrus medica, distinguished from the lemon by the absence of an umbo at the summit and by its very thick rind.
- n. The citron-tree, Citrus medica.
- n. A round and nearly solid variety of the watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris, with white and almost flavorless flesh, sometimes used as a preserve.
- n. Same as citron-water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
- n. large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved
The Buddha's hand citron is budding, but the flowers haven't opened yet.
Sukkoth observance involves waving a palm frond and carrying a lemon-like fruit called a citron etrog in Hebrew.
There is a subgroup of water-melons, C. lanatus citroides, known as citron or preserving melons, with inedible flesh but abundant rind for these preparations.
The citron is a beautiful evergreen, affording delightful shade as well as refreshing fruit.
The citron is a valuable fruit; it is good for food and has a most pleasant odor.
The common or garden citron, which is sharp to the taste and not pleasant to have handed to one.
At the feast of Tabernacles his citron was the best.
I took occasion to measure one of the lemons, called a citron-lemon, and found its circumference to be twenty-one inches one way by fifteen inches the other, -- about as big as a railway conductor's lantern.
The so-called "citron," with hard white flesh, used in making preserves, is a form of watermelon.
But None of that are present in this dispute over the esrog, which is Hebrew for "citron," said Eastern District Judge Brian Cogan.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.