What does the word citron mean?

Usage examples for citron

  1. Sarah Ellen noticed with great gratification that her hostess had put on two of the best tea- cups and some citron- melon preserves. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  2. I myself find nothing quite to equal the cheese cake of my childhood- which had a full pound of butter to the pound of sugar, and no frills of frosting, though strips of citron were often latticed over the pans after the crust was in. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  3. After the creation, the Egyptian, Vedic, and Jewish stories all place the woman beside a citron or pomegranate tree, or one bearing both fruits; near this is a cobra or asp, the emblem of male desire, because these serpents can inflate or erect themselves at will. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook