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Webster 1913 Edition


Lemon

Lem′on

(lĕm′ŭn)
,
Noun.
[F.
limon
, Per.
līmūn
; cf. Ar.
laimūn
, Sp.
limon
, It.
limone
. Cf.
Lime
a fruit.]
1.
(Bot.)
An oval or roundish fruit resembling the orange, and containing a pulp usually intensely acid. It is produced by a tropical tree of the genus
Citrus
, the common fruit known in commerce being that of the species
Citrus Limonum
or
Citrus Medica
(var.
Limonum
). There are many varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet.
2.
The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lemon

LEM'ON

, n.
1.
The fruit of a tree belonging to the genus Citrus, which grows in warm climates. This fruit furnishes a cooling acid juice, which forms an ingredient in some of our most delicious liquors.
2.
Lemon or lemon tree, the tree that produces lemons.

Definition 2022


Lemon

Lemon

See also: lemon

English

Proper noun

Lemon

  1. A surname.

lemon

lemon

See also: Lemon

English

Wikispecies

A whole and a cut lemon.
A lemon tree.

Noun

lemon (plural lemons)

  1. A yellowish citrus fruit.
  2. A semitropical evergreen tree, Citrus limon, that bears such fruits.
  3. A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.
  4. A more or less bright shade of yellow associated with lemon fruits.
    lemon flesh colour:    
    lemon rind colour:    
  5. (slang) A defective or inadequate item.
    He didn’t realise until he’d paid for it that the car was a lemon.
  6. (Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from “lemon flavour”) Favor.
    A thousand quid for that motor? Do me a lemon, I could get it for half that.
  7. (fandom slang) A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex (named after the erotic anime series Cream Lemon).

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Adjective

lemon (comparative more lemon, superlative most lemon)

  1. Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons.
  2. Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang, from "lemon tart") Smart; cheeky, vocal.
    • 2009, Caitlin Moran, ‘Why I love paying tax’, The Times, 12 Oct 2009:
      Obviously Emin is not the first public figure to get lemon over tax increases.

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Verb

lemon (third-person singular simple present lemons, present participle lemoning, simple past and past participle lemoned)

  1. (transitive) To flavour with lemon.
    You can start the vegetables cooking while you are lemoning the fish.

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References

  1. lemon” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Esperanto

Noun

lemon

  1. accusative singular of lemo