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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [si-truh n]
    • /ˈsɪ trən/
    • /ˈsɪtrən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-truh n]
    • /ˈsɪ trən/

Definitions of citron word

  • noun citron a small Asian rutaceous tree, Citrus medica, having lemon-like fruit with a thick aromatic rind 3
  • noun citron the fruit of this tree 3
  • noun citron a variety of watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris citroides, that has an inedible fruit with a hard rind 3
  • noun citron the rind of either of these fruits, candied and used for decoration and flavouring of foods 3
  • noun citron a greenish-yellow colour 3
  • noun citron a yellow, thick-skinned fruit resembling a lime or lemon but larger and less acid 3

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Origin of citron

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Italian citrone < Latin citr(us) citrus + Italian -one augmentative suffix

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Parts of speech for Citron


citron popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

citron usage trend in Literature

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