Definition of preserved lemon in English:

preserved lemon

Syllabification: pre·served lem·on
Pronunciation: /priˌzərvd ˈlemən


  • Lemons or lemon slices preserved in salt and lemon juice, used as an ingredient in Moroccan cooking.
    More example sentences
    • Go down a Middle Eastern path and try preserved limes, a variation on Moroccan preserved lemons.
    • Put the chicken pieces in a large, wide saucepan with all the ingredients except the preserved lemons and the olives.
    • She showed the audience a simple way to prepare preserved lemons.

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