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lemon

  

      n  
1    a small Asian evergreen tree, Citrus limon, widely cultivated in warm and tropical regions, having pale green glossy leaves and edible fruits  
   Related adjs       citric       citrine       citrous  
2   
a    the yellow oval fruit of this tree, having juicy acidic flesh rich in vitamin C  
b    (as modifier)  
a lemon jelly     
3      (Also called)    lemon yellow  
a    a greenish-yellow or strong yellow colour  
b    (as adj)  
lemon wallpaper     
4    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 lemon-, from Arabic laymun)  
  lemonish      adj  
  lemon-like      adj  


lemon balm  
      n      the full name of       balm       5  
lemon cheese   , curd  
      n   a soft paste made from lemons, sugar, eggs, and butter, used as a spread or filling  
lemon drop  
      n   a lemon-flavoured boiled sweet  
lemon fish  
      n      another name for       cobia  
lemon geranium  
      n   a cultivated geraniaceous plant, Pelargonium limoneum, with lemon-scented leaves  
lemon grass  
      n   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)  
lemon sole  
      n   a European flatfish, Microstomus kitt, with a variegated brown body: highly valued as a food fish: family Pleuronectidae  
lemon squash  
      n     (Brit)   a drink made from a sweetened lemon concentrate and water  
lemon squeezer  
      n  
1    any of various devices for extracting the juice from citrus fruit  
2      (N.Z.)  
informal   a peaked hat with four indentations worn by the army on ceremonial occasions  
lemon verbena  
      n   a tropical American verbenaceous shrub, Lippia citriodora, with slender lemon-scented leaves yielding an oil used in perfumery  
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