lemon

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lem·on / ˈlemən/ • n. 1. a yellow, oval citrus fruit with thick skin and fragrant, acidic juice. ∎  a drink made from or flavored with lemon juice: a port and lemon [as adj.] lemon tea. 2. (also lemon tree) the evergreen citrus tree (Citrus limon) that produces this fruit, widely cultivated in warm climates. 3. a pale yellow color. 4. inf. a person or thing, esp. an automobile, regarded as unsatisfactory, disappointing, or feeble.DERIVATIVES: lem·on·y adj.

citron

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cit·ron / ˈsitrən/ • n. a shrubby Asian citrus tree (Citrus medica) that bears large fruits similar to lemons, but with flesh that is less acid and peels that are thicker and more fragrant. ∎  the fruit of this tree.

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citron The first of the citrus fruits to become known to Europeans; Citrus medica. The fruit has a very thick peel and sweet, acid‐free pith with practically no juice. It is used for preparing candied peel.

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lemon1 pale-yellow acid fruit. XIV. ME. lymon — (O)F. limon (now restricted to the lime), corr. to Sp. limón, Pg. limāo, It. limone, medL. limō, -ōn- — Arab. laimūn — Pers. līmū(n).
So lemonade XVII. — F. limonade.

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citron Evergreen shrub or small tree of the rue family, native to Asia. It has short spines and oval leaves. It bares large, oblong, lemon-yellow fruit. Height: up to 3.5m (11.5ft). Family Rutaceae; species Citrus medica.

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lemon Sour yellow fruit of Citrus limon. A 100‐g portion of fruit, or 100 ml of juice, is a rich source of vitamin C; supplies 7 kcal (28 kJ).

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citron (tree bearing) fruit like a lemon but larger and less acid. XVI. — (O)F. citron, f. (after limon LEMON) L. citrus.

lemon

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lemon Evergreen tree and its familiar, sour, yellow citrus fruit. Grown primarily in the USA and in subtropical regions, it is rarely eaten raw, but is used in cooking and in drinks. Height of tree: to 6m (20ft). Family Rutaceae; species Citrus limon.

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lemon See CITRUS.