Citron vs. Lemon

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Main Difference

The main difference between Citron and Lemon is that the Citron is a species of citrus plant and nothospecies of plant (for lemon use Q1093742)

  • Citron

    The citron (Citrus medica) is a large fragrant citrus fruit with a thick rind. It is one of the three original citrus fruits from which all other citrus types developed through natural hybrid speciation or artificial hybridization. Though citron cultivars take on a wide variety of physical forms, they are all closely related genetically. It is used widely in Asian cuisine, and also in traditional medicines, perfume, and for religious rituals and offerings. Hybrids of citrons with other citrus are commercially prominent, notably lemons and many limes.

  • Lemon

    The lemon, Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck, is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to South Asia, primarily North eastern India.

    The tree’s ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, with a pH of around 2.2, giving it a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie.

  • Citron (noun)

    A greenish yellow colour.

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  • Citron (noun)

    A small citrus tree, Citrus medica.

  • Citron (noun)

    The fruit of a citron tree.

  • Citron (noun)

    The candied rind of the citron fruit.

  • Citron (adjective)

    Of a greenish yellow colour.

  • Lemon (noun)

    A yellowish citrus fruit.

  • Lemon (noun)

    A semitropical evergreen tree, Citrus limon, that bears such fruits.

  • Lemon (noun)

    A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.

  • Lemon (noun)

    A more or less bright shade of yellow associated with lemon fruits.



  • Lemon (noun)

    A defective or inadequate item or individual.

    “He didn’t realise until he’d paid for it that the car was a lemon.”

  • Lemon (noun)


    “A thousand quid for that motor? Do me a lemon, I could get it for half that.”

  • Lemon (noun)

    A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex (named after the erotic anime series Cream Lemon).

  • Lemon (adjective)

    Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons.

  • Lemon (adjective)

    Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.

  • Lemon (adjective)

    Smart; cheeky, vocal.

  • Lemon (verb)

    To flavour with lemon.

    “You can start the vegetables cooking while you are lemoning the fish.”


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