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Definition of "citrine" []

  • A pale yellow variety of crystalline quartz resembling topaz. (noun)
  • A light to moderate olive. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "citrine" in a sentence
  • "Yellow quartz is sometimes known as citrine; when the quartz presents a pale brown tint it is called "smoky quartz"; and when the brown is so deep that the stone appears almost black it is termed morion."
  • "Do you happen to know where to get full-on bright lemon yellow curtains specifically Kelly Wearstler "citrine" yellow if possible?"
  • "Explaining the mineral contents of this mosaic, Rose said, "the red is garnet, blue is turquoise, the lighter blue are crystals of calcite, the black is a very rare marble ... and the name of the marble is Orca, and her hair is made with California white quartz and citrine which is yellow quarts.""