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
Full Definition of lemon
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 : one (as an automobile) that is unsatisfactory or defective
Examples of lemon in a sentence
The recipe calls for the juice of two lemons.
Garnish it with a slice of lemon.
Our new car is a lemon.
Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of lemon
1 : of the color lemon yellow
2 a : containing lemon b : having the flavor or scent of lemon
First Known Use of lemon
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Medical Definition of lemon
: 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
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