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1A tree of a genus that includes citron, lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit. Native to Asia, citrus trees are cultivated in warm countries for their fruit.
sour, sharp, sharp-tasting, tangy, bitter, acid, acidic, zesty, piquant, pungent, strong, harsh, unsweetened, vinegary, lemony, citrus, burning, acrid, aceticView synonyms
- ‘Bet you didn't know that citrus grows like crazy in the foothills east of Sacramento.’
- ‘Orchards carpet the land in parts of California, and oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus are familiar trees in home gardens.’
- ‘Apple, willow, birch, poplar, citrus, alder and maple are varieties we have used.’
- ‘Most citrus are native to tropical or semitropical climates.’
- ‘Fruit trees, especially citrus, can live more than 75 years, so annual repotting is the best way to maintain the health and vigor of both plant and soil.’
- ‘Most fruit and berry plants can be planted now, but wait until mid-March, when the soil is warmer, to plant citrus and figs.’
- ‘If foliage of azaleas, camellias, citrus, gardenias, and others is yellowish with green veins, the plants need iron.’
- ‘It also offers a variety of tropical plants, including bromeliads, bougainvillea, citrus, hibiscus, and orchids.’
- ‘Rhododendrons, most heathers, camellias, pieris, skimmia, citrus and many others must have acid soil.’
- ‘Part of this can be explained by the fact that citrus, which is native to Southeast Asia, hybridizes readily.’
- ‘Later, cultivation was taken up enthusiastically in Japan, where the cold winters made citrus growing difficult.’
- 1.1 A fruit from a citrus tree.as modifier ‘citrus extracts’
- ‘First, if you hope to harvest fruit, choose a naturally acidic citrus, not a sweet orange or grapefruit.’
- ‘Armed with these and some fruit (including the first of winter's citruses, a box of Satsuma mandarins), we headed out to Discovery Park.’
- ‘In the course of the comment conversation, I mentioned that the recipe could also be made with other citruses, and Meyer lemons in particular.’
- ‘Open the bottle, and one smells a mixed but light scent of different kinds of fruit including orange, citrus and calamondin orange.’
- ‘He and hundreds of farmers and their workers are caught up in strict quarantine measures designed to ensure the bacterial disease doesn't spread to the bigger citrus fruit growing areas in other States.’
- ‘The bouquet is somewhat muted, but it does eventually yield aromas of black pepper and citrus.’
- ‘‘In the winter, we are very heavy on the citrus, such as mandarin orange,’ reports the restaurant manager.’
- ‘This citrus fruit has an invigorating scent that energizes while helping to relieve tension, frustration, irritability and moodiness.’
- ‘Infestations of grapes are often due to a buildup in other soft fruits such as figs, apricots, peaches, nectarines, or citrus.’
- ‘Cut the citrus fruit in half vertically, and then slice it thinly, peel and all.’
- ‘Extremely pure and flavoursome, the ripe citrus fruit is creamy and delicate with a subtlety and complexity you don't normally expect at this price.’
- ‘Learn how to use fresh or dried herbs, spices, zest from citrus fruit and fruit juices to jazz up your meals.’
- ‘Barley, wheat, citrus, vegetables, olives, and livestock are produced for subsistence and for trade.’
- ‘The fertile soil of the valleys produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including citrus, sugarcane, watermelons, bananas, yams, and beans.’
- ‘Slice thinly or mince the citrus fruit and add water.’
- ‘Today, there are 345,000 acres of fields growing asparagus, sugar cane, citrus, mangos, artichokes, avocados, peppers and onions.’
- ‘The herbed mixture of sage, thyme and citrus had been carefully blended with softened butter and left to chill and permeate for a few hours.’
- ‘Seafood dominates, and flavors of soy, ginger and citrus pulsate through many of the sauces.’
- ‘You simply cut the citrus fruit of choice in half, and with little pressing effort the juice magically appears in the container.’
- ‘This study provides yet more evidence for the disease-preventive effects of vitamin C and gives us another reason to load up on plenty of foods rich in this nutrient including citrus fruit, broccoli, tomatoes and green peppers.’
Latin, ‘citron tree, thuja’.
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