- A tree (Citrus junos) native to China and widely cultivated in Japan for its round, golden-yellow fruit.
- The fruit of this tree, having sour juice used in sauces and dressings and an aromatic rind used as flavoring.
Origin of yuzuJapanese possibly from Mandarin yòuzi pomelo fruit ( from Mandarin yòu pomelo ) ( from Middle Chinese jiw` ) (Mandarin zi n. suff. ; see gyoza . ) or possibly from earlier Japanese yusu, yu no su (Japanese yu yuzu ) ( from Mandarin yòu pomelo ) (Japanese no possessive particle ) (Japanese su vinegar )