lemony(redirected from lemonily)
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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.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Colours) having or resembling the taste or colour of a lemon
2. slang Austral angry or irritable
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lemony[ˈlɛməni] adj → citronné(e)lemon yellow lemon-yellow [ˌlɛmənˈjɛləʊ]
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj → Zitronen-; lemony flavour (Brit) or flavor (US) → Zitronengeschmack m
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