What does lemon mean?

Definitions for lemon
ˈlɛm ənlemon

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

Wiktionary

  1. lemon(Noun)

    A yellowish citrus fruit.

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

  2. lemon(Noun)

    A semitropical evergreen tree that bears such fruits.

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

  3. lemon(Noun)

    A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.

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

  4. lemon(Noun)

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

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

  5. lemon(Noun)

    A defective or inadequate item.

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

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

  6. lemon(Noun)

    favour, favor.

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

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

  7. lemon(Noun)

    A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex.

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

  8. lemon(Adjective)

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

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

  9. lemon(Adjective)

    Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Lemon(noun)

    the tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree

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

Freebase

  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.]

CrunchBase

  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 type of cultivar, plant, seed, shrub and tree.

    Lemon juice and rind are used to make marmalade.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2016  
  2. lemon

    A type of fruit.

    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

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How to say lemon in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Sally Augustin:

    I like to keep an aromatherapy dispenser on my desk that makes my work area smell like lemon.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    A successful persons are those who pick up the lemons that life throws at them, and turn them into lemonade, lemon marmalade and crema di limoncillo. You have to be smart and savvy to build a solid foundation using the bricks that people throw at you. Success comes to only those who are smart to transform ever threat into a new opportunity, and overcome the adversity. Make a great day!

  3. Steve Lui:

    When we cut (the lemon), it was okay, it’s our fault for not seeing it when it went out to the table, and then they took the video.

  4. Matcha Mylkbar co-owner Mark Filippelli:

    It tastes like a warm lemon, ginger and honey tonic, we don’t use honey, as it’s not vegan, so we use agave instead.

  5. Georgina Argamonte:

    Yeah, because it's a little bit of lemon and vanilla and so it's a little bit of sweet and tart. So, I think that mixes with their personality.

Images & Illustrations of lemon

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