[lem-uh-neyd, lem-uh-neyd]

Origin of lemonade

1655–65; lemon + -ade1, modeled on French limonade or Spanish limonada
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  1. a drink made from lemon juice, sugar, and water or from carbonated water, citric acid, etc
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Word Origin and History for lemonade

1660s, from French limonade (17c.); see lemon (n.1) + -ade. Earlier English spelling was lemonado (c.1640) with false Spanish ending.

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