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citron


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Citron  \Cit"ron\  (s[i^]t"r[u^]n),  n.  [F.  citron,  LL  citro,  fr 
  L.  citrus  citron  tree  (cf.  citreum  sc  malum,  a  citron), 
  from  Gr  ki`tron  citron] 
  1.  (Bot)  A  fruit  resembling  a  lemon,  but  larger,  and 
  pleasantly  aromatic.  The  thick  rind,  when  candied,  is  the 
  citron  of  commerce. 
 
  2.  A  citron  tree. 
 
  3.  A  citron  melon. 
 
  {Citron  melon}. 
  a  A  small  variety  of  muskmelon  with  sugary  greenish 
  flesh. 
  b  A  small  variety  of  watermelon,  whose  solid  white  flesh 
  is  used  in  making  sweetmeats  and  preserves. 
 
  {Citron  tree}  (Bot.),  the  tree  which  bears  citrons.  It  was 
  probably  a  native  of  northern  India,  and  is  now  understood 
  to  be  the  typical  form  of  {Citrus  Medica}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  citron 
  n  1:  large  lemonlike  fruit  with  thick  aromatic  rind;  usually 
  preserved 
  2:  thorny  evergreen  small  tree  or  shrub  of  India  widely 
  cultivated  for  its  large  lemonlike  fruits  that  have  thick 
  warty  rind  [syn:  {citron  tree},  {Citrus  medica}] 




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