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. lemonnoun

    yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh

  2. gamboge, lemon, lemon yellow, maizenoun

    a strong yellow color

  3. lemon, lemon tree, Citrus limonnoun

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

  4. lemonnoun

    a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons

  5. lemon, stinkernoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. lemonnoun

    A yellowish citrus fruit.

  2. lemonnoun

    A semitropical evergreen tree that bears such fruits.

  3. lemonnoun

    A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.

  4. lemonnoun

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

  5. lemonnoun

    A defective or inadequate item.

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

  6. lemonnoun

    favour, favor.

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

  7. lemonnoun

    A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex.

  8. lemonadjective

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

  9. lemonadjective

    Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Lemon

    The lemon (Citrus limon) is a species of small evergreen trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to Asia, primarily Northeast India (Assam), Northern Myanmar or China.The tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, with a pH of around 2.2, giving it a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lemonnoun

    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. Lemonnoun

    the tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree

  3. 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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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. Howard Gossage:

    If you have a lemon, make lemonade.

  2. Tarek Elgawhary:

    What ISIS represents, what they stand for, has nothing to do with a religion whatsoever. They have no understanding of Islam, this parallel religion that they have created is no more Islam than a pool with one lemon squeezed into it is lemonade.

  3. Meg Mill:

    Lemon juice can slow down how quickly you absorb the carbohydrates from food so your blood sugar does not rise as fast. However, this does not mean that you will directly lose weight.

  4. Kaitlin Miller:

    The Lemon Kale Caesar Salad is one of the new items we’re adding to the menu in 2021 to offer our guests more variety, it’s a delicious lower calorie salad option for those who enjoy a traditional Caesar Salad and those looking to try something new.

  5. Ina Garten:

    Lemon, garlic, onions up the chicken, thyme, salt and pepper, all that, you scatter onions around the chicken, but you pack them in really tight into the tray. And then you roast them really high for about an hour and 20 minutes and they're done and they're perfect.

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