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Meaning of LEMON

Pronunciation:  'lemun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (informal) an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory
  2. [n]  a strong yellow color
  3. [n]  a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
  4. [n]  yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh
  5. [n]  a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit

LEMON is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Citrus limon, gamboge, lemon tree, lemon yellow, maize, stinker
 See Also: artefact, artifact, citrous fruit, citrus, citrus, citrus fruit, Citrus limetta, Citrus limon, citrus tree, flavor, flavour, genus Citrus, lemon, lemon, lemon peel, lemon rind, lemon tree, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, sweet lemon, sweet lime, tang, yellow, yellowness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lem"on\ (l[e^]m"[u^]n), n. [F. limon, Per. l[imac]m[=u]n;
cf. Ar. laim[=u]n, Sp. limon, It. limone. Cf. {Lime} a
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
   {C. Limonum} or {C. Medica} (var. Limonum). There are many
   varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet.

2. The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree.

{Lemon grass} (Bot.), a fragrant East Indian grass
   ({Andropogon Sh[oe]nanthus}, and perhaps other allied
   species), which yields the grass oil used in perfumery.

{Lemon sole} (Zo["o]l.), a yellow European sole ({Solea

{Salts of lemon} (Chem.), a white crystalline substance,
   inappropriately named, as it consists of an acid potassium
   oxalate and contains no citric acid, which is the
   characteristic acid of lemon; -- called also {salts of
   sorrel}. It is used in removing ink stains. See {Oxalic
   acid}, under {Oxalic}. [Colloq.]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lemon in your dream indicates something that is inferior in quality.
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