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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tree (Citrus junos) native to China and widely cultivated in Japan for its round, golden-yellow fruit.
  • noun The fruit of this tree, having sour juice used in sauces and dressings and an aromatic rind used as flavoring.

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  • noun A citrus fruit originating in East Asia, Citrus ichangensis x Citrus reticulata var. austera.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Japanese, possibly from Mandarin yòuzi, pomelo fruit (from Mandarin yòu, pomelo from Middle Chinese jiw` + Mandarin zi, n. suff.; see gyoza) or possibly from earlier Japanese yusu, yu no su (Japanese yu, yuzu from Mandarin yòu, pomelo + Japanese no, possessive particle + Japanese su, vinegar).]

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From Japanese 柚子 (yuzu)

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