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citron Syllabification: cit·ron
Pronunciation: /ˈsitrən/

Definition of citron in English:


1A shrubby Asian tree that bears large fruits similar to lemons, but with flesh that is less acid and peels that are thicker and more fragrant.
1.1The fruit of the citron tree.
Example sentences
  • For most of us, the word ‘citrus’ conjures up images of oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes - and possibly citrons or blood oranges, if you're a true connoisseur of fruit.
  • The citron was the first citrus fruit to reach Europe, which is why the whole group of fruits is called after one of its less important members.
  • Ignoring citron tart and chocolate orange cake, sticky toffee pudding would be just fine but there was none left.


Early 16th century (denoting the fruit): from French, from Latin citrus 'citron tree', on the pattern of limon 'lemon'.

Words that rhyme with citron

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