Definitions for: Lemon


[n] (informal) an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory
[n] a strong yellow color
[n] a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
[n] yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh
[n] a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit



Webster (1913) Definition: Lem"on (l[e^]m"[u^]n), n. [F. limon, Per. l[imac]m[=u]n;
cf. Ar. laim[=u]n, Sp. limon, It. limone. Cf. Lime a
fruit.]
1. (Bot.) An oval or roundish fruit resembling the orange,
and containing a pulp usually intensely acid. It is
produced by a tropical tree of the genus Citrus, the
common fruit known in commerce being that of the species
C. Limonum or C. Medica (var. Limonum). There are many
varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet.

2. The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree.

Lemon grass (Bot.), a fragrant East Indian grass
(Andropogon Sh[oe]nanthus, and perhaps other allied
species), which yields the grass oil used in perfumery.

Lemon sole (Zo["o]l.), a yellow European sole ({Solea
aurantiaca}).

Salts of lemon (Chem.), a white crystalline substance,
inappropriately named, as it consists of an acid potassium
oxalate and contains no citric acid, which is the
characteristic acid of lemon; -- called also {salts of
sorrel}. It is used in removing ink stains. See {Oxalic
acid}, under Oxalic. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: Citrus limon, gamboge, lemon tree, lemon yellow, maize, stinker

See Also: artefact, artifact, citrous fruit, citrus, citrus, citrus fruit, Citrus limetta, Citrus limon, citrus tree, flavor, flavour, genus Citrus, lemon, lemon, lemon peel, lemon rind, lemon tree, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, sweet lemon, sweet lime, tang, yellow, yellowness

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