Definition of lemongrass in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlemənˌɡras/
(also lemon grass)


A fragrant tropical grass that yields an oil that smells 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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Syllabification: lem·on·grass

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