- 1A pale yellow oval citrus fruit with thick skin and fragrant, acidic juice: the juice of seven lemons [mass noun]: garnish with a slice of lemon [as modifier]: lemon juiceMore example sentences
- Fried fish was accompanied by the juice of bitter oranges or lemons or by greensauce.
- Put cherries and orange slices into a kettle and add the lemon juice and sugar.
- Crush the avocado with the lemon juice, salt and pepper, and spread thickly on the bread.
- 1.1 [mass noun] A drink made from or flavoured with lemon juice: a port and lemonMore example sentences
- No one made me hot lemon drinks or brought me books to read, or showed the slightest sign of sympathy.
- I was told to go home and drink hot lemon because all I had was the common cold.
- Although lemon tea is a healthy drink, if your father doesn't like it, of course he will be angry.
- 2 (also lemon tree) The evergreen citrus tree which produces lemons, widely cultivated in warm climates.
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- Citrus limon, family Rutaceae
- One is across the pool, next to the lemon tree that looks out over the canyon.
- I keep raving about our magical lemon tree but I keep forgetting to bring any of its produce to her.
- There is a lemon tree just outside our kitchen window that delivers an abundance of big juicy fruit twice a year.
- 3 [mass noun] A pale yellow colour: [as modifier]: a lemon T-shirtMore example sentences
- Behind glazed double doors, the family room is decorated in pale lemon and floored in solid oak.
- A houndstooth wool anchored the season, with touches of dusty rose and pale lemon.
- It's an Australian plant naturalised in Spain having flowers of lemon yellow to deep gold.
- 4 • informal An unsatisfactory or feeble person or thing: car-makers cannot afford to create lemonsMore example sentences
- As a result you are stuck holding some real lemons - and the prospect of widespread industrial chaos - as we move into an election year.
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- Its sour, lemony flavour meant it was a traditional substitute when lemons were out of season.
- Andrew said his cheesecake was not too tangy but nice and lemony, and the ice-cream was a delicious accompaniment.
- We ate the smoky, lemony vegetables slightly warm, while the basil still had all its peppery, clove-like scent.
Middle English: via Old French limon (in modern French denoting a lime) from Arabic līmūn (a collective term for fruits of this kind); compare with lime2.