What does Lemon mean?

Definitions for Lemon
ˈlɛm ənLe·mon

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Lemon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lemon(noun)

    yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh

  2. gamboge, lemon, lemon yellow, maize(noun)

    a strong yellow color

  3. lemon, lemon tree, Citrus limon(noun)

    a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit

  4. lemon(noun)

    a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons

  5. lemon, stinker(noun)

    an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory


  1. lemon(Noun)

    A yellowish citrus fruit.

  2. lemon(Noun)

    A semitropical evergreen tree that bears such fruits.

  3. lemon(Noun)

    A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.

  4. lemon(Noun)

    A more or less bright shade of yellow associated with lemon fruits.

  5. lemon(Noun)

    A defective or inadequate item.

    He didn't realise until he'd paid for it that the car was a lemon.

  6. lemon(Noun)

    favour, favor.

    A thousand quid for that motor? Do me a lemon, I could get it for half that.

  7. lemon(Noun)

    A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex.

  8. lemon(Adjective)

    Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons.

  9. lemon(Adjective)

    Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.

  10. Origin: From lymon, from ليمون or , from لیمو. Cognate with निम्ब.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lemon(noun)

    an oval or roundish fruit resembling the orange, and containing a pulp usually intensely acid. It is produced by a tropical tree of the genus Citrus, the common fruit known in commerce being that of the species C. Limonum or C. Medica (var. Limonum). There are many varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet

  2. Lemon(noun)

    the tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree

  3. Origin: [F. limon, Per. lmn; cf. Ar. laimn, Sp. limon, It. limone. Cf. Lime a fruit.]


  1. Lemon

    The lemon is a small evergreen tree native to Asia, and the tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lemon

    lem′un, n. an oval fruit resembling the orange, with an acid pulp: the tree that bears lemons.—n. Lemonade′, a drink made of lemon-juice, water, and sugar.—adj. Lem′on-col′oured, having the colour of a ripe lemon.—ns. Lem′on-grass, a fragrant perennial grass, in India, Arabia, &c., yielding an essential oil used in perfumery; Lem′on-squash, unfervescent lemonade; Lem′on-squeez′er, a small hand-press for extracting the juice of lemons; Lem′on-yell′ow, a clear, pale yellow colour. [Fr. limon—Ar. līmūn.]


  1. Lemon

    Lemon Wallet is a digital wallet that helps you spend smarter.The Smarter Wallet from Lemon turns your smartphone into a digital wallet that organizes and stores your IDs, credit cards, loyalty cards, receipts, coupons and more, so you can access what you need more conveniently, and you’re always backed up in case your wallet is lost or stolen.

Editors Contribution

  1. lemon

    A shade of the color yellow and a color on a color chart.

    We decided to paint the nursery lemon as we didn't know if we would have a boy or girl.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2016  
  2. lemon

    A type of cultivar, plant, shrub and flowering tree created and cultivated in a variety of species and produces fruit.

    Lemon juice and rind are used to make marmalade, lemon curd and lemon liqueur. Lemon slices and lemon rind are used as a garnish for food and drinks. Lemon zest, the grated outer rind of the fruit, is used to add flavor to baked goods, puddings, rice, and other dishes. The leaves of the lemon tree are used to make a tea and for preparing cooked meats and seafoods.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2016  
  3. lemon

    A type of fruit cultivated and used for a variety of purposes.

    Lemons are used worldwide and are an edible food sold in fruit markets around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lemon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4464

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lemon' in Nouns Frequency: #2476

How to pronounce Lemon?

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How to say Lemon in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lemon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lemon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Lemon in a Sentence

  1. Julian Castro:

    Don Lemon's completely compromised.

  2. Howard Gossage:

    If you have a lemon, make lemonade.

  3. Lauren Slayton:

    Apple cider and lemon in water works well, too.

  4. Miriam Hibel:

    It brings tears to my eyes to see Lucky Lemon there.

  5. Alexander Samokutyaev:

    Everything is fine. I am drinking real tea with lemon, i am glad to be here.

Images & Illustrations of Lemon

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