Meyer lemon

noun Mey·er lemon \ ˈmīr- , ˈmī-ər- \

Definition of Meyer lemon

:a citrus fruit that resembles a lemon but is less acidic with orange yellow skin and pulp
  • Meyer lemons are so special—more naturally sweet and floral than regular lemons—and we think using them in a soufflé is a nice way to highlight their uniqueness.
  • —Jane Daniels LearGourmetFebruary 2007
; also :a tree (Citrus × meyeri) bearing Meyer lemons that is thought to be a hybrid between a lemon and a sweet or mandarin orange and was first introduced into the U.S. from China in the early 1900s
  • My kumquat is about to bear its first little fruit, and the Meyer lemon is covered in richly scented blossoms.
  • —Michael PollanNew York Times Magazine16 May 2004

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First Known Use of meyer lemon

1926


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