Definition of citron in English:

citron

noun

  • 1A shrubby Asian tree that bears large fruits similar to lemons, but with flesh that is less acid and peels that are thicker and more fragrant.

    1. 1.1 The fruit of the citron tree.
      • ‘Its ultra-fresh, delicate fragrance draws on cardamom, citron, geranium and coriander.’
      • ‘It certainly got better the following day though, with the taste of citrons and the herb being more pronounced.’
      • ‘For most of us, the word ‘citrus’ conjures up images of oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes - and possibly citrons or blood oranges, if you're a true connoisseur of fruit.’
      • ‘It is said that a sailor secretly brought citrons from China hidden inside his wide sleeves on his voyage to Namhae a thousand years ago.’
      • ‘Another treat were these thick slices of candied citron dipped in pure dark chocolate.’
      • ‘Cardamom seeds and candied citron may be difficult to find; try the local health food store.’
      • ‘Fruitcake orange peel is strong and slightly sweet in the nose, as is candied lemon peel and citron.’
      • ‘The citron was the first citrus fruit to reach Europe, which is why the whole group of fruits is called after one of its less important members.’
      • ‘The citron, like the lemon and lime, is native to NE India, where it was used from early times as a perfume and in medicine.’
      • ‘Ignoring citron tart and chocolate orange cake, sticky toffee pudding would be just fine but there was none left.’
      • ‘Most other citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, citrons, naturally sweet oranges and tangerines are considered safe.’
      • ‘In the back are pots containing a fruit paradise of quinces, medlars, lemons, pomegranates, citrons, even a limequat that apparently makes a mean marmalade.’
      • ‘Chop the citron and nuts, if you did not buy them pre-chopped.’

Origin

Early 16th century (denoting the fruit): from French, from Latin citrus ‘citron tree’, on the pattern of limon ‘lemon’.

Pronunciation

citron

/ˈsitrən//ˈsɪtrən/