Definition of lemongrass in English:


Line breaks: lemon|grass
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛmənɡrɑːs


[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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of lemongrass in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope