Etrog Definition

ĕtrōg, -rəg, ĕt-rôg
A western Asian tree (Citrus medica var. etrog) having white flowers and sour yellow fruit.
American Heritage
The fruit of this tree, used ceremonially in the Jewish festival of Sukkot.
American Heritage

Origin of Etrog

  • Aramaic and Mishnaic Hebrew ’etrōg from Middle Persian wādrang citron Sankrit māṭuluṅgam from a source akin to Tamil mātaḷai, mātuḷai Malayalam mātalam

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

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