Adjective "citrus" definition and examples

(Citrus may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsɪtrəs/

Definitions and examples

noun

A tree of a genus that includes citron, lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit. Native to Asia, citrus trees are cultivated in warm countries for their fruit.
  1. 'Later, cultivation was taken up enthusiastically in Japan, where the cold winters made citrus growing difficult.'
  2. 'If foliage of azaleas, camellias, citrus, gardenias, and others is yellowish with green veins, the plants need iron.'
  3. 'Rhododendrons, most heathers, camellias, pieris, skimmia, citrus and many others must have acid soil.'
  4. 'Bet you didn't know that citrus grows like crazy in the foothills east of Sacramento.'
  5. 'Part of this can be explained by the fact that citrus, which is native to Southeast Asia, hybridizes readily.'
  6. as modifier 'citrus extracts'
  7. 'This citrus fruit has an invigorating scent that energizes while helping to relieve tension, frustration, irritability and moodiness.'
  8. 'Learn how to use fresh or dried herbs, spices, zest from citrus fruit and fruit juices to jazz up your meals.'
  9. 'Seafood dominates, and flavors of soy, ginger and citrus pulsate through many of the sauces.'
  10. 'You simply cut the citrus fruit of choice in half, and with little pressing effort the juice magically appears in the container.'
  11. 'The herbed mixture of sage, thyme and citrus had been carefully blended with softened butter and left to chill and permeate for a few hours.'
  12. 'In the course of the comment conversation, I mentioned that the recipe could also be made with other citruses, and Meyer lemons in particular.'
  13. 'He and hundreds of farmers and their workers are caught up in strict quarantine measures designed to ensure the bacterial disease doesn't spread to the bigger citrus fruit growing areas in other States.'
  14. 'Cut the citrus fruit in half vertically, and then slice it thinly, peel and all.'
  15. 'Open the bottle, and one smells a mixed but light scent of different kinds of fruit including orange, citrus and calamondin orange.'
  16. 'This study provides yet more evidence for the disease-preventive effects of vitamin C and gives us another reason to load up on plenty of foods rich in this nutrient including citrus fruit, broccoli, tomatoes and green peppers.'

More definitions

1. any small tree or spiny shrub of the genus Citrus, of the rue family, including the lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, citron, kumquat, and shaddock, widely cultivated for fruit or grown as an ornamental.

2. the tart-to-sweet, pulpy fruit of any of these trees or shrubs, having a characteristically smooth, shiny, stippled skin. adjective

3. Also, citrous. of or relating to such trees or shrubs, or their fruit.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be citrus in shapes."

"fruits can be citrus."

"belts can be citrus."

"crops can be citrus."

"people/places/organizations can be citrus."

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Origin

Latin, ‘citron tree, thuja’.