- lemon balm,
- lemon cheese,
- lemon drop,
- lemon fish,
- lemon geranium
Origin of lemon
Examples from the Web for lemon
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|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|DAILY BEAST
What makes the pain bearable is a memory of Robin, at lunch, when she suddenly smashes a lemon meringue pie into her own face.
Apply to the forehead for fast relief and follow up with a cup of green tea with half a lemon squeezed in.
Hangover—Make yourself a cup of coffee and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.
Into a large wide mouthed bottle, put French brandy, and fresh rose leaves, or lemon and orange peel.
Beat the yolks of the eggs for 10 minutes with the sugar and lemon rind.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book|Thomas R. Allinson
Add the flour with the baking powder mixed in, and the rind of one lemon.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
The leaves of the plant emit a strong odor when rubbed, likened to that of the lemon verbena.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
It is much used in medicine as a substitute for lemon juice, and to form effervescing draughts, citrates, &c.
- the yellow oval fruit of this tree, having juicy acidic flesh rich in vitamin C
- (as modifier)a lemon jelly
- a greenish-yellow or strong yellow colour
- (as adjective)lemon wallpaper
Word Origin for lemon
type of citrus fruit, c.1400, lymon, from Old French limon "citrus fruit" (12c.), via Provençal or Italian from Arabic laimun, from Persian limu(n), generic terms for citrus fruits (cf. lime (n.2)); cognate with Sanskrit nimbu "the lime." Slang meaning "a Quaalude" is 1960s, from Lemmon, name of a pharmaceutical company that once manufactured the drug.
"worthless thing," 1909, American English slang; from lemon (n.1), perhaps via criminal slang sense of "a person who is a loser, a simpleton," which is perhaps from the notion of someone a sharper can "suck the juice out of." A pool hall hustle was called a lemon game (1908); while to hand someone a lemon was British slang (1906) for "to pass off a sub-standard article as a good one." Or it simply may be a metaphor for something which leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.