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lemon

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noun lem·on \ˈle-mən\

Simple Definition of lemon

  • : a yellow citrus fruit that has a sour taste

  • : a bright yellow color

  • : a product that is not made well : a product that does not work the way it should

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lemon

  1. 1 a :  an acid fruit that is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry produced by a small thorny citrus tree (Citrus limon) and that has a rind from which an aromatic oil is extracted b :  a tree that bears lemons

  2. 2 :  one (as an automobile) that is unsatisfactory or defective

Examples of lemon in a sentence

  1. The recipe calls for the juice of two lemons.

  2. Garnish it with a slice of lemon.

  3. Our new car is a lemon.



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Origin of lemon

Middle English lymon, from Middle French limon, from Medieval Latin limon-, limo, from Arabic laymūn, līmūn, from Persian līmū, līmun


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with lemon


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lemon

adjective lem·on

Definition of lemon

  1. 1 :  of the color lemon yellow

  2. 2 a :  containing lemon b :  having the flavor or scent of lemon



1598

First Known Use of lemon

1598


LEMON Defined for Kids

lemon

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noun lem·on \ˈle-mən\

Definition of lemon for Students

  1. 1 :  an oval yellow fruit with a sour juice that is related to the orange and grows on a small spiny tree

  2. 2 :  something unsatisfactory :  dud <The used car was a lemon.>




Medical Dictionary

lemon

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noun lem·on \ˈlem-ən\

Medical Definition of lemon

  1. :  an acid fruit that contains citric acid and vitamin C, is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry, and is produced by a small thorny tree of the genus Citrus (C. limon); also :  this tree

lemon adjective


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