See also: Citrus

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin citrus (citron tree, thuja), probably via Etruscan from Ancient Greek κέδρος (kédros).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪtɹəs/
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NounEdit

citrus (plural citruses or (rare) citrusses or (rare) citri)

  1. Any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Citrus in the family Rutaceae.
  2. The fruit of such plants, generally spherical, oblate, or prolate, consisting of an outer glandular skin (called zest), an inner white skin (called pith or albedo), 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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citrus (not generally comparable, comparative more citrus, superlative most citrus)

  1. Of, relating to, or similar to citrus plants or fruit.
    • 2001, Robin Shepard, Wisconsin's Best Breweries and Brewpubs, page 61:
      Its nose is very citrus and fruity.
    • 2007, Eric Martin, The Virgin's Guide to Mexico: A Novel, page 176:
      [] and his cologne was more citrus than the usual leatherwood floating in formaldehyde.
    • 2008, Chandler Burr, The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York:
      The problem with AG2 is that it's too citrus.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin citrus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡sɪtrus]
  • Hyphenation: ci‧t‧rus

NounEdit

citrus m inan

  1. citrus

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Further readingEdit

  • citrus in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • citrus in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from translingual Citrus or Latin citrus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsi.trʏs/
  • Hyphenation: ci‧trus

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citrus f (plural citrussen)

  1. A citrus, a tree of the genus Citrus.
    Synonym: citrusboom
  2. A citrus fruit, a fruit from a tree of the genus Citrus.
    Synonym: citrusvrucht
  3. (Suriname) An orange tree.
    Synonyms: appelsienboom, sinaasappelboom
  4. (uncountable, rare) Citrus juice, juice from citrus fruits.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably via Etruscan from Ancient Greek κέδρος (kédros).

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citrus f (genitive citrī); second declension

  1. citron tree
  2. thuja

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative citrus citrī
Genitive citrī citrōrum
Dative citrō citrīs
Accusative citrum citrōs
Ablative citrō citrīs
Vocative citre citrī

DescendantsEdit

  • Translingual: Citrus
  • French: citron
  • English: citrine
  • Italian: cedro
  • Piedmontese: sitron

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