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lemongrass Line breaks: lemon|grass
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛmənɡrɑːs/

Definition of lemongrass in English:


[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
Example sentences
  • Add the white parts of the spring onions, the garlic, ginger and lemongrass and stir-fry for two to three minutes.
  • Effective non-chemical remedies include the essential oils from plants such as lemongrass, eucalyptus, cypress, lavender, rosemary and thyme.
  • Food includes New York-style grilled sirloin and mash or the more eastern-themed steamed clams with lemongrass, while murals of Radio City Music Hall and the Rainbow Room will make Manhattan-ites feel at home.
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