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also lemon grass  (lĕm′ən-grăs′)
A tropical Asian grass (Cymbopogon citratus) having aromatic stalks used as a flavoring in cooking and yielding an aromatic oil used in perfumery and medicine.

lemon grass



(Plants) a perennial grass, Cymbopogon citratus, with a large flower spike: used in cooking and grown in tropical regions as the source of an aromatic oil (lemon grass oil)

lem′on grass`

any of several lemon-scented grasses of the genus Cymbopogon, esp. C. citratus, of tropical regions, used in cooking and as the source of an aromatic oil used esp. in perfumery.

lemon grass

A tall, greyish-green grass used for its aroma and flavor in Southeast Asian cooking. Gives a lemon-peel-like flavor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lemon grass - an aromatic oil that smells like lemon and is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumes and medicines
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
2.lemon grass - a tropical grass native to India and Sri Lanka
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
عُشبَة الليمون
východoindická tráva
limon otu


(ˈlemən) noun, adjective
1. (of) a type of oval, juicy, citrus fruit with pale yellow skin and very sour juice. She added the juice of a lemon to the pudding; a lemon drink.
2. (of) the colour of this fruit. a pale lemon dress.
lemoˈnade (-ˈneid) noun
a (fizzy) drink flavoured with lemons.
lemon grass
a tough grass with a strong scent, used to flavour food.
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These are Azadirachta indica (neem leaves), Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass leaves), Ocimum gratissimum (Basil leaves), Ageratum conyzoides (Goatweed leaves), Annona squamosa (Sweetsop leaves) and Hyptis suaveolens (Bush tea leaves).
mexicana Willd ex Spreng 1945) (Asteraceae) y Cymbopogon citratus (Stapf, 1906) (Andropogonodae), las cuales se usan contra el dolor de estomago, infecciones gastrointestinales y parasitos (Navarro, Villarreal, Rojas, & Lozoya, 1996), Castela texana (Torr & Gray, 1909) Rose (syn.
Molluscicidal effect of the EO Cymbopogon winterianus against Biomphalaria glabrata (RODRIGUES et al.
1]) de los aceites esenciales de Bursera linanoe, Cymbopogon citratus, Larrea tridentata, Laurus nobilis, Mentha pulegium, Origanum vulgare, Syzygium aromaticum y Thymus vulgaris sobre la inhibicion (%) del crecimiento micelial in vitro del patogeno.
The present study was designed to determine the antifungal activity of Aloe vera and Cymbopogon citratus extracts against Candida albicans and to compare their antifungal effect with that of terbinafine and with each other.
2005), comparando o rendimento do oleo essencial de Cymbopogon citratus submetido a diferentes tipos de adubacao, demonstraram que o tratamento com adubacao organica gerou um rendimento do oleo superior ao tratamento com adubacao convencional.
Se emplearon AE de Piper auritum (caisimon de anis, CA) y Cymbopogon citratus (cana santa, CS) donados por el Instituto de Investigaciones Fundamentales en Agricultura Tropical (INIFAT).
In this context, citronellal (CT) is a monoterpene present in the essential oil of several aromatic plants, such as Corymbia citriodora and plants of the gender Cymbopogon, as C.
2011) showed that the essential oil of Cymbopogon distans aerial parts possessed strong repellency against the booklouse, Liposcelis bostrychophila, and the red flour beetle, Tribotium castaneum.