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lem·on

 (lĕm′ən)
n.
1.
a. A spiny evergreen tree (Citrus limon) native to Asia, widely cultivated for its oval yellow fruit.
b. The fruit of this tree, having an aromatic rind and juicy, acid pulp.
2. Lemon yellow.
3. Informal One that is unsatisfactory or defective: Their new car turned out to be a lemon.
adj.
1. Lemon-yellow.
2.
a. Made from lemons.
b. Tasting or smelling like lemons.

[Middle English limon, from Old French, from Old Italian limone, from Arabic laymūn, ultimately from alteration (probably influenced by an Andalusian Romance augmentative suffix akin to Spanish -ón) of Persian līmū, lemon, any of various citrus fruits; see lime.]

lem′on·y adj.

lemon

(ˈlɛmən)
n
1. (Plants) a small Asian evergreen tree, Citrus limon, widely cultivated in warm and tropical regions, having pale green glossy leaves and edible fruits.
2. (Plants)
a. the yellow oval fruit of this tree, having juicy acidic flesh rich in vitamin C
b. (as modifier): a lemon jelly.
3. (Colours)
a. a greenish-yellow or strong yellow colour
b. (as adjective): lemon wallpaper.
4. (Cookery) a distinctive tart flavour made from or in imitation of the lemon
5. slang a person or thing considered to be useless or defective
[C14: from Medieval Latin lemōn-, from Arabic laymūn]
ˈlemonish adj
ˈlemon-ˌlike adj

lem•on

(ˈlɛm ən)

n.
1. the yellowish, acid fruit of a subtropical citrus tree, Citrus limon.
2. the tree itself.
4. Informal. a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory; dud: Our car turned out to be a lemon.
adj.
5. made of or with lemon.
6. having the color, taste, or odor of lemon.
[1350–1400; alter. of Middle English lymon < Medieval Latin līmō, s. līmōn- < Persian līmū, līmun]
lem′on•ish, adj.
lem′on•like`, lem′on•y, adj.

lemon

  • pip - An apple seed or lemon seed is a pip.
  • citrus, citron - Latin citrus signified the citron, an Asian tree with lemonlike fruit; citron is a French derivative of citrus, coined on the model of French limon, "lemon."
  • lemon sole - Actually a type of flounder—not sole—it has nothing to do with lemon other than it is pale-yellow in color; the name derives from French limande, "flatfish."
  • muddle - To muddle a lemon is to lightly mash slices to release the essential oils.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lemon - yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic fleshlemon - yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh
lemon peel, lemon rind - the rind of a lemon
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit - any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
Citrus limon, lemon tree, lemon - a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit
2.lemon - a strong yellow colorlemon - a strong yellow color    
yellow, yellowness - yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
3.lemon - a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruitlemon - a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit
lemon - yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
citrus tree, citrus - any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
Citrus limetta, sweet lemon, sweet lime - lemon tree having fruit with a somewhat insipid sweetish pulp
4.lemon - a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
sapidity, savor, savour, smack, flavor, flavour, nip, relish, tang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
5.lemon - an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

lemon

noun
Related words
adjectives citric, citrine, citrous
see shades of yellow

lemon

noun
Informal. One that fails completely:
Informal: dud, flop.
Slang: bomb.
Translations
ثَمَرَة أو شَجَرَة الليمونليمونلَيْمُونٌليْموني
citróncitrónovýcitron
citroncitrongul
sidrun
sitruunasitruunapuu
citroncitronnierjaune citron
limun
citrom
jeruk nipislimau
sítrónasítrónugulur
レモン
레몬
citrinacitrinos spalva
citrondzeltena krāsacitrons
citróncitrónový
limona
citroncitrongul
มะนาว
limonlimon rengi
quả chanh

lemon

[ˈlemən]
A. N
1. (= fruit) → limón m; (= tree) → limonero m; (= drink) → limonada f
2.bobo/a m/f
I felt a bit of a lemonme sentí como un auténtico imbécil
you lemon!¡bobo!
B. ADJ [colour] → amarillo limón inv
C. CPD lemon cheese, lemon curd Ncrema f de limón
lemon grove Nlimonar m
lemon juice Nzumo m or (LAm) jugo m de limón
lemon squash Nlimonada f (sin burbujas)
lemon sole N (Brit) → platija f
lemon squeezer Nexprimelimones m inv, exprimidor m
lemon tea Nm con limón
lemon tree Nlimonero m

lemon

[ˈlɛmən]
n
(= fruit) → citron m
a slice of lemon → une tranche de citron
(= colour) → jaune m citron
adj (in colour)citron inv
modif [tart, cake] → au citron

lemon

n
Zitrone f; (= colour)Zitronengelb nt; (= tree)Zitrone (→ nbaum m) f
(inf: = fool) → Dussel m (inf)
(inf: = poor-quality product) → schlechte Ware; I bought a lemonsie haben mir was angedreht (inf)
adjZitronen-; lemon paintzitronengelbe Farbe; lemon yellowZitronengelb nt

lemon

:
lemon cheese, lemon curd
n zähflüssiger Brotaufstrich mit Zitronengeschmack
lemon grass
n (Bot, Cook) → Zitronengras nt
lemon juice
nZitronensaft m
lemon law
n (US) Schutzgesetz für Autokäufer
lemon meringue pie
n mit Baisermasse gedeckter Mürbeteig mit einer Zitronencremefüllung
lemon sole
nRotzunge f
lemon squash
nZitronensaft m; (in bottle) → Zitronensirup m
lemon squeezer
lemon tea
nZitronentee m
lemon zest
n(geriebene) Zitronenschale

lemon

[ˈlɛmən]
1. n (fruit) → limone m
2. adj (colour) → giallo limone inv

lemon

(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.

lemon

لَيْمُونٌ citrón citron Zitrone λεμόνι limón sitruuna citron limun limone レモン 레몬 citroen sitron cytryna limão лимон citron มะนาว limon quả chanh 柠檬

lem·on

n. [fruit] limón; [tree] limonero.

lemon

n limón m
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They overhung the archway, thrust themselves between the bars of the great gate with a sweet welcome to passers-by, and lined the avenue, winding through lemon trees and feathery palms up to the villa on the hill.
Further away still, vegetable gardens abounded, with frequent small plantations of orange or lemon trees intervening.
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Above them was a rampart of orange and lemon trees, and all the streets were paved with gold.
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Drawing a chair to the fire, I desired mine host to favor us with a glass apiece of whiskey punch, which was speedily prepared, steaming hot, with a slice of lemon at the bottom, a dark-red stratum of port wine upon the surface, and a sprinkling of nutmeg strewn over all.
He led me through a wide parquet-floored hall furnished in pale lemon, with huge Cloisonnee vases, an ebonized and gold grand piano, and banks of pot flowers in Benares brass bowls, up a pale oak staircase to a spacious landing, where there was a green velvet settee trimmed with silver.
Every shade of colour they were--straw, lemon, orange, brick, Irish-setter, liver, clay; but, as Spaulding said, there were not many who had the real vivid flame-coloured tint.
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Directly before us we saw a half dozen men--fierce, black-bearded fellows, with skins the color of a ripe lemon.
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