- 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).