Definition of lemongrass in English:


Line breaks: lemon grass
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛməngrɑːs


[mass noun]
  • A fragrant tropical grass which yields an oil that smells of lemon. It is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumery and medicine.
    • Cymbopogon citratus, family Gramineae
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    • Remove any tough outer leaves from the lemongrass then slice the tender insides into wafer thin rings.
    • He could hardly taste the lemongrass, so dominant was the chilli.
    • Cut the sweet potato, parsnip and broccoli into bite-sized chunks and add to the curry with the shallots and lemongrass.

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