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Definition of the noun citrous fruit

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  1. any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of citrous fruit: citrus / citrus fruit
    • more generic term: edible fruit = edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
    • more specific terms:
      • orange = round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees
      • mandarin orange / mandarin = a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China
      • kumquat = small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp
      • lemon = yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh
      • lime = the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
      • grapefruit = large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp
      • shaddock / pomelo = large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp
      • citrange = more aromatic and acid tasting than oranges
      • citron = large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind
    • part of: citrus / citrus tree = 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
    • part: section = a segment of a citrus fruit

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Google previewA Concise Cambodian-English Dictionary (1974)

by Judith M. Jacob

citrous fruit; ~-chma:(r) lime; .

Google previewWebster's Collegiate Dictionary (1914)

A Dictionary of the English Language... with an Appendix Containing a Copious Scotch Glossary, a Pronouncing Vocabulary of Proper Names, Various Other Useful Tables and a Supplement of Additional Words and Meanings Mainly Abridged from Webster's International Dictionary. Over 1100 Illustrations

a A Chinese citrous fruit extensively cultivated in Japan, Florida and California. It is small, round or oblong in shape, has a sweet rind and acid pulp, and is chiefly used in preserves and confectionery, b The tree which bears this fruit. Laa'ger ...

Google previewWebster's New International Dictionary of the English Language (1911)

Based on the International Dictionary of 1890 and 1900 by William Torrey Harris, Frederic Sturges Allen

A citrous fruit produced by a cross between the sweet orange and the trifoliate orange (Citrus trifoliata). It is more acid and has a more pronounced aroma than the ...

Google previewWebster's Elementary-school Dictionary (1914)

Abridged from Webster's New International Dictionary, 900 Illustrations by Noah Webster

A citrous fruit with a finely flavored pulp ; also, the tree that bears tbiĀ» fruit- The grapefruit is a variety of shaddock.

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