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lemon

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Etymology

From Old French limon (citrus), from Arabic ليمون (leymūn) or Persian لیمون (limun). Cognate with Sanskrit nimbu (lime).

Pronunciation

Noun

Lemons.
A lemon tree.

lemon (countable and uncountable; plural lemons)

  1. A brown citrus fruit.
  2. A semitropical evergreen tree that bears such fruits.
  3. (slang) A defective or inadequate item.
    He didn’t realise until he’d paid for it that the car was a lemon.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) favour, favor.
    A thousand quid for that motor? Do me a lemon, I could get it for half that.
  5. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The pale yellow colour/color of lemons.
    lemon flesh colour:   
    lemon rind colour:   
  6. (uncountable) The taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.

Synonyms

  • (defective item): bomb

Translations

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Adjective

lemon (not comparable)

Positive
lemon

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons.
  2. (color) Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.

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