from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tree, Citrus medica, which produces the citron.


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  • He made ingenious comparisons with the citron-tree, "which is seen to give flowers and fruits all the year if it be watered constantly," or else with the goat "who gets upon her two hind legs to crop the bitter leaves of the wild olive."

    Saint Augustin

  • He sat upon the ground beneath a citron-tree, which spread its grey roots sprawling to receive a branch of the brook.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • The common variety is placed close to the veranda (perhaps for the convenience of dreamers); the other occupies a little flower-bed in the middle of the garden, together with a small citron-tree.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series

  • This most dainty citron-tree is called 'Buddha's fingers,' [9] because of the wonderful shape of its fragrant fruits.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series

  • So one day as I leaned from my casement looking on the garden seaward, I saw a strange red and yellow-feathered bird that flew to the branch of a citron-tree opposite, with a ring in its beak; and the bird was singing, and with every note the ring dropped from its bill, and it descended swiftly in an arrowy slant downward, and seized it ere it reached the ground, and commenced singing afresh.

    The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Volume 3

  • The fruit of the citron-tree (Citrus medica) is acidulous, antiseptic, and antiscorbutic: it excites the appetite, and stops vomiting, and, like lemon-juice, has been greatly extolled in chronic rheumatism, gout, and scurvy.

    The Book of Household Management

  • The prince, while taking the air in his balcony, chanced to spy a citron-tree which he had never seen before.

    Laboulaye's Fairy Book

  • Three drops of blood fell on the ground; and three days after there sprang from the earth a beautiful citron-tree, which grew so fast that before night it was in blossom.

    Laboulaye's Fairy Book

  • He at once commanded, under penalty of death, that no one should touch the citron-tree, and that the greatest care should be taken of it.

    Laboulaye's Fairy Book

  • There were vast groups of orange and lemon-trees, varied occasionally with the huge offspring of the citron-tree, and the glowing produce of the pomegranate; while, ever and anon, the tall banana raised its head aloft with its green or golden clusters, and sometimes the graceful and languid crest of the date-bearing palm.



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