citrus

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Citrus \Cit"rus\ (s[i^]t"r[u^]s), noun [L., a citron tree.]

1. (Bot.) A genus of trees including the orange, lemon, lime, tangerine, citron, grapefruit, etc., originally natives of southern Asia.

2. (Bot.) any tree belonging to the genus {Citrus}, having leathery evergreen leaves and bearing a soft pulpy fruit covered by a thick skin; -- called also {citrus tree}. [PJC]

3. (Bot.) the fruit of a tree belonging to the genus {Citrus}, having a thick shiny skin and a soft, sweet to tart pulp. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

citrus

noun

1: any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions [syn: {citrus}, {citrus fruit}, {citrous fruit}]

2: any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds [syn: {citrus}, {citrus tree}]

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