lem·​ony | \ ˈle-mə-nē How to pronounce lemony (audio) \

Definition of lemony

: resembling or suggestive of a lemon

Examples of lemony in a Sentence

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The fine dust turned the surface of the sea the colour of butter and left a bright, lemony line on shore that marked the extent of high tide and gave off a sickly sweet smell. The Economist, "Alaska’s changing climate," 4 July 2019 My glass yielded a crisp, lemony finish—the perfect refreshment for a day on the island. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This French Island Is the Nantucket of the Mediterranean," 16 Aug. 2018 This light lemony fusion blend is a nice classic with an original twist. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Feed your Super Bowl party guests right with seafood from local markets," 31 Jan. 2018 This recipe makes a rich dessert bread that’s tender but sturdy, swirled with a sweet, lemony walnut filling that supplies a little crunch. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dios Hungarian Nut Cake," 19 Dec. 2017 There's the light and tart Lambic beer, the fruity Flanders brew, the sea salt and coriander-influenced Gose and the lemony wheat beer Berliner Weisse. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Why Everyone Is Suddenly Obsessed With Sour Beer," 19 Sep. 2017 Standout dishes include lemony whole-fish ceviche, caramelized Hokkaido scallops with sweet corn, and lilikoi (passion fruit) panna cotta. Adam Erace, Fortune, "8 Great Things to See and Do on Oahu, Hawaii," 17 Sep. 2017 Here’s a cute little lemony crisp cookie cup, ideal for filling with pudding, fresh fruit or ice cream. Donna Erickson / Creative Parenting, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Lemon cookie cups make a special spring dessert," 1 Apr. 2017 The initial menu at Stokehold includes chicken curry, roast beef tartare (both to be paired with the brown ale) and a bright, lemony broccoli salad (paired with the lager). NOLA.com, "Port Orleans brewery and Stokehold restaurant now open on Tchoupitoulas Street," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of lemony

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lemony was in 1859

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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