from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to a citrus tree.
  • adj. of or pertaining to citrus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to plants of the genus Citrus
  • adj. of or relating to or producing fruit of the plants of the genus Citrus


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  • Duffy, in an image that is more a cartoon than a photograph, doesn't solve that mystery either, but he knows what men want: boy toys like the citrous car, which safely offer sex at second hand.

    The big picture: fashion shoot, 1975

  • The reflected glare from the torches at the gates overhead caught with a faint, citrous sheen on Caris 'fair hair and the gold braiding of his coat as he paused before the darkness of the hut door.

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  • The Japanese beetle, the citrous scale, the chestnut blight, and the elm borer spread to every corner of the world, and from one forgotten pesthole in Borneo, leprosy, long imagined extinct, reappeared.

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  • The co-operative principle has been well tried out in California, where it was first put into operation with citrous fruits, in several other Western

    Apple Growing

  • The citrous, the aloes, and the Spanish jasmines perfumed the landscape.

    Willis the Pilot

  • When Venusta returned, she found her daughter lying on the citrous couch with head buried between her beautiful hands; but oh the horror depicted on that lovely face as she raised it and gazed into her mother's eyes!

    Saronia A Romance of Ancient Ephesus

  • Fruits of the citrous family were found in abundance; wild cherries, wild grapes, figs, and an apple of amazing proportions and exceeding sweetness.

    West Wind Drift

  • There was fast developing a new and important business, resulting from the development of the real resources of the State -- the fruits, particularly the citrous fruits that grew abundantly in the warm valley.

    The San Francisco calamity by earthquake and fire

  • That is the bad news: You have to wait for at least a year before you get to taste of the luminous lumpy citrous - Articles related to Disappearing honey bees: tiny worker is vital to worlds agriculture

  • The firmness of De la Warr, who was much more indulgent of his own than of others 'disorders, brought additional stability to the colony, but the attack of scurvy, which current opinion believed could be relieved only by the citrous fruits of the West Indies, caused him, accompanied by Dr. Bohun, to set sail from Virginia in the spring of 1611 for the same island of Nevis praised so highly for its baths by the first settlers of 1607.

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