Citrus Definition

sĭtrəs
citruses
noun
Any of a genus (Citrus) of trees and shrubs of the rue family, that bear oranges, lemons, limes, or other such fruit.
Webster's New World
Any such fruit.
Webster's New World

Any of several shrubs or trees of the family Rutaceae.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Rutaceae — many trees bearing citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons.

Wiktionary
adjective
Of these trees and shrubs.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Citrus

Noun

Singular:
citrus
Plural:
citruses

Origin of Citrus

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin citrus.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin citron tree

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

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