citron

Part of speech: noun

A fruit like a lemon, but larger and less acid; also, the tree ( citron - tree) yieldingit.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Richard B. Westbrook.