Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common fringilline bird of southern Europe, also called citril-finch, Fringilla or Chrysomitris citrinella: so called from the color of its breast.

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Examples

  • Justen dipped his bread into the thick sauce, letting the spicy warmth, the mixed tang of rosemary and citril and bertil, ease down his throat.

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  • Justen dipped his bread into the thick sauce, letting the spicy warmth, the mixed tang of rosemary and citril and bertil, ease down his throat.

    The Order War

  • That reasoning got me down to the snack table in the divers 'mess, where I polished off two chysts, a large chunk of cheese and a handful of very hard crackers, all washed down with warm and almost sour citril.

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  • I took another sip of citril and another mouthful of the buffalo steak.

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  • Paring the cheese into smaller slices, I put them on the second slice of rough grain bread and began to eat, finally washing the remnants down with the last of the citril in my mug.

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  • The kitchen was empty when I sat down for a bite of breakfast -- cheese and bread, washed down with some citril.

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  • - a Yelkouan shearwater, from the Mediterranean; and a citril finch, from the Alps - would be the first visits of these species to the country.

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