Etrog definition

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