rough lemon


: a hybrid lemon that forms a large spreading thorny tree, bears rough-skinned fruit, and is important chiefly as a rootstock for other citrus trees
: the fruit of a rough lemon

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rough lemon was in 1878

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“Rough lemon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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