from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spiny, Asian evergreen tree (Citrus limon) widely cultivated for its yellow, egg-shaped fruit.
- n. The fruit of this tree, having a yellow aromatic rind and juicy, acid pulp.
- n. Lemon yellow.
- n. Informal One that is unsatisfactory or defective: Their new car turned out to be a lemon.
- adj. Lemon-yellow.
- adj. Made from lemons.
- adj. Tasting or smelling like lemons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A yellowish citrus fruit.
- n. A semitropical evergreen tree, Citrus limon, that bears such fruits.
- n. A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.
- n. A more or less bright shade of yellow associated with lemon fruits.
- n. A defective or inadequate item.
- n. Smart; cheeky, vocal.
- n. favour, favor.
- n. A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex.
- adj. Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons.
- adj. Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 Citrus Limonum or Citrus Medica (var. Limonum). There are many varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet.
- n. The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree.
- n. a European species of sole (Solea pegusa).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of the rutaceous tree Citrus Medica, var. Limonum.
- n. The tree that yields this fruit.
- n. The borhame or sand-sole, a kind of flatfish. See lemon-sole, 1.
- n. Having lemon as a principal ingredient; impregnated or flavored with lemon: as, lemon candy.
- n. Of the color of a lemon; lemon-colored: as, lemon silk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
- n. a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit
- n. a strong yellow color
- n. yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh
- n. an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory
Middle English limon, from Old French, from Old Italian limone, from Arabic laymūn, līmūn, from Persian līmūn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French lymon ("citrus"), from Arabic ليمون (laymūn) or Ottoman Turkish لیمون (limun), from Persian لیمو (limu). Cognate with Sanskrit निम्ब (nimbū, "lime"). (Wiktionary)