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, 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  
  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. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Being in love is sweet as honey, but the taste fades as soon we start squeezing some drops of lemon in it, which are lies, disrespect and cheating.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Successful people are those who pick up the lemons that life throws at them, and turn them into lemonade, lemon marmalade and even crema di limoncillo. You have got to be really smart and savvy to build a solid foundation with the bricks that people throw at you. Success comes to only those who are smart to transform every threat into a new opportunity, and overcome the adversity with courage and determination. History teaches us that those who try hard always triumph. Make a great day, my friend!

  3. Zak Normandin:

    We want people to fall in love with Dirty Lemon beverages in Walmart stores, and then when they want to purchase the product... they're able to do that direct from us.

  4. Johann von Goethe:

    Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket's gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose

  5. Etienne Rigo:

    Twenty years ago we had wines that had tastes of citrus, lemon and a bit grapefruit. Today we have wines that are closer to exotic products: lychee, pineapple. This is a notable evolution, we had much lighter wines 20 years ago. Today, we have wines that are fatter, with a longer finish and a much longer persistence.

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