citron definition by Webster's New World
- a yellow, thick-skinned fruit resembling a lime or lemon but larger and less acid
- the semitropical tree (Citrus medica) of the rue family bearing this fruit
- the candied rind of this fruit, used as a confection, in fruitcake, etc.
- ☆ citron melon
Origin: French lemon ; from Italian citrone ; from Classical Latin citrus, citrus
citron definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A thorny evergreen shrub or small tree (Citrus medica) native to India and widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have a thick warty rind.b. The fruit of this plant, whose rind is often candied and used in confections and fruitcakes.
- A globose watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) having white flesh that is candied or pickled.
- A grayish-green yellow.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, alteration (influenced by limon, lemon) of Latin (mālum) citreum, citron (fruit), from citrus, citron tree.
- citˈron adjective