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.
Other Word Forms of Yuzu
Origin of Yuzu
Japanese possibly from Mandarin yòuzi pomelo fruit (from Mandarin yòu pomelo) (from Middle Chinese jiw`) (Mandarin zi n. suff. gyoza) or possibly from earlier Japanese yusu, yu no su (Japanese yu yuzu) (from Mandarin yòu pomelo) (Japanese no possessive particle) (Japanese su vinegar)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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