Citron

Definition of Citron

Cit´ron   Pronunciation: sĭt´rŭn
n.1.(Bot) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic; it is produced by the citron tree (Citrus medica). The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce. The fruit was once called the lime.
2.A citron tree, Citrus medica.
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.

Related Words

citron tree, citronwood, citrus, Citrus medica, citrus tree
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