Citrus meaning

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Any of various evergreen, usually spiny shrubs or trees of the genus Citrus and other genera in the family Rutaceae, such as the grapefruit, lemon, and orange, native to South and Southeast Asia and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits with a leathery aromatic rind.
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The fruit of any of these plants.
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Of or relating to any of the citrus plants or their fruits.
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Any of a genus (Citrus) of trees and shrubs of the rue family, that bear oranges, lemons, limes, or other such fruit.
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Any such fruit.
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Of these trees and shrubs.
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Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs bearing fruit with juicy flesh and a thick rind. Citrus trees are native to southern and southeast Asia but are grown in warm climates around the world. Many species have spines. The orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit are citrus trees.
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The usually edible fruit of one of these trees or shrubs.
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Any of several shrubs or trees of the family Rutaceae.
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The fruit of such plants, generally spherical, oblate, or prolate, consisting of an outer glandular skin called zest, an inner white skin, and generally between 8 and 16 sectors filled with pulp consisting of cells with one end attached to the inner skin. Citrus fruits include orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and citron.
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Of, or relating to citrus plants or fruit.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Rutaceae — many trees bearing citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons.
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Origin of citrus

  • Latin citron tree

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin citrus (“citron tree, thuja”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin citrus.

    From Wiktionary