Definitions for Citron
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Citron.
large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved
citron, citron tree, Citrus medicanoun
thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
a small citrus tree, Citrus medica
the fruit of a citron tree.
the candied rind of the citron fruit.
Of a greenish yellow colour.
The citron (Citrus medica), historically cedrate, is a large fragrant citrus fruit with a thick rind. It is said to resemble a 'huge, rough lemon'. It is one of the original citrus fruits from which all other citrus types developed through natural hybrid speciation or artificial hybridization. Though citron cultivars take on a wide variety of physical forms, they are all closely related genetically. It is used in Asian cuisine, traditional medicines, perfume, and religious rituals and offerings. Hybrids of citrons with other citrus are commercially more prominent, notably lemons and many limes.
A citron is a large, fragrant citrus fruit with a thick rind, botanically classified within the species Citrus medica. It's native to South Asia and has been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region for at least two millenniums. The fruit is used in cuisines, perfumes, essential oils, and even during religious rituals in some cultures. Its flavor is slightly bitter and it is not usually eaten raw but used as a flavor enhancer or in preserves.
a fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic. The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce
a citron tree
a citron melon
Etymology: [F. citron, LL. citro, fr. L. citrus citron tree (cf. citreum, sc. malum, a citron), from Gr. ki`tron citron]
The citron is a fragrant citrus fruit, botanically classified as Citrus medica by both the Swingle and Tanaka systems. The designation medica given it by Linnaeus is apparently derived from its ancient name "Median or Persian apple" that was reported by Theophrastus, who believed it to be native to Persia or the land of the Medes; there is no relation to medicinal uses of the fruit. Theophrastus notes its smooth sharp thorns, like those of a pear, the very fragrant but inedible 'apple', which keeps moths from clothes, and the fact that "it bears its 'apples' at all season; for when some have been gathered, the flower of others is on the tree and it is ripening others.... This tree, as has been said, grows in Persia and Media." Citron was the first of the citrus fruits to appear in the Mediterranean Basin. The fruit's name derives ultimately from Latin, citrus, also the origin of the genus name, and as a result it has many similar names in many European languages, e.g. cederat, cédrat, cedro, etc. A source of confusion is that citron or similar words in French, Hungarian, Finnish, Latvian, the West Slavic languages and all Germanic languages but English are false friends, as they actually refer to the lemon. Indeed, into the 16th century, the English name citron included the lemon and perhaps the lime as well. Most other European languages, from Albanian and English to Spanish, use variants of the word limon.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sit′run, n. the fruit of the citron-tree, resembling a lemon.—n. Cit′rate, a salt of citric acid.—adjs. Cit′reous, citrine; Cit′ric, derived from the citron; Cit′rine, dark and greenish yellow, like a citron or lemon.—n. citrine colour: a rock crystal of this colour.—ns. Cit′ron-wood, Cit′rus-wood, the most costly furniture-wood of the ancient Romans.—Citric acid, the acid to which lemon and lime juice owe their sourness. [Fr.,—L. citrus—Gr. kitron, a citron.]
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Citron is ranked #25314 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Citron surname appeared 978 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Citron.
91.1% or 891 total occurrences were White.
5.2% or 51 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 12 total occurrences were Black.
The numerical value of Citron in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Citron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Eating the citron salad is like eating lemonade !
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- сладък лимонBulgarian
- poncemCatalan, Valencian
- sukaatti, kellanvihreä, sukaattisitruunaFinnish
- jaune citron, citron, cédratFrench
- lumia, cedroItalian
- cidra, amarelo-limão, cidreiraPortuguese
- chitră, chitruRomanian
- цитро́н, сла́дкий лимо́нRussian
- sötcitron, cedrat, suckatcitronSwedish
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