the yellowish, acid fruit of a subtropical citrus tree, Citrus limon.
the tree itself.
Informal. a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory; dud: His car turned out to be a lemon.
made of or with lemon.
having the color, taste, or odor of lemon.
- lem·on·ish, adjective
- lem·on·like, lem·on·y, adjective
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How to use lemon in a sentence
One of the easiest and most delicious ways to cook your trout is by seasoning it inside and out with olive oil, salt, and lemon pepper.How to Clean, Cook, and Eat Trout in the Backcountry | Ryan Wichelns | October 15, 2020 | Outside Online
Some produce requires added acid in the form of lemon juice or vinegar to make this process safe.
This bundle comes with 2 cylinders that each make approximately 60 liters or 250 8oz glasses of seltzer, plus two BPA-free 1-liter bottles, and lemon and orange calorie-free drops to add flavor.
The citric acid naturally present in lemon juice, another classic fondue ingredient, accomplishes a similar feat.The scientific way to make perfectly creamy fondue | By Pat Polowsky/Saveur | October 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
Rogers describes Apeel’s approach as essentially learning from lemons and oranges and their robust peels, and teaching those lessons to the likes of cucumbers.Exclusive: Startup Apeel is launching ‘plastic-free’ cucumbers at Walmart to cut back on waste | Beth Kowitt | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
We brought in Don lemon, the year that he wrote his book, and I told that story to the audience that was there.How A Company’s Support of Gay Employees Helped One of Them To Come Out | | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Twist a large piece of orange zest and a large piece of lemon zest over the drink and drop into the glass.The Rise and Fall…and Rise Again of the Old-Fashioned | Allison McNearney | June 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We were at the Bitter lemon now, Furry, Versie, Charley and I, waiting for the crowd to arrive.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis | Stanley Booth | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“They all throwed me down,” Furry said, then laughed and told Versie he was going out to play at the Bitter lemon.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis | Stanley Booth | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Think all-tequila margaritas, carne asada tacos spritzed with lemon, key lime pies that are mounds of crust and nothing more.Limepocalypse! Inside the Great Lime Shortage of 2014 | Kara Cutruzzula | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some one had gathered orange and lemon branches, and with these fashioned graceful festoons between.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The acid is extracted from the juice of the citron, the lime, and the lemon, fruits grown in Sicily and the West Indies.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Never afterward would she write a word upon lemon-colored paper.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
She selected a sheet of lemon-colored note paper, and wrote a message, hurriedly, in pencil.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
When he turns the brush in the cup it makes something like whipped cream, or the top of mother's lemon pies.Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for lemon
a small Asian evergreen tree, Citrus limon, widely cultivated in warm and tropical regions, having pale green glossy leaves and edible fruits: Related adjectives: citric, citrine, citrous
the yellow oval fruit of this tree, having juicy acidic flesh rich in vitamin C
(as modifier): a lemon jelly
Also called: lemon yellow
a greenish-yellow or strong yellow colour
(as adjective): lemon wallpaper
a distinctive tart flavour made from or in imitation of the lemon
slang a person or thing considered to be useless or defective
- lemonish, adjective
- lemon-like, adjective
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