Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tropical grass (Cymbopogon citratus) native to southern India and Sri Lanka, yielding an aromatic oil used as flavoring and in perfumery and medicine.

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  • n. One of various species of grass of the genus Cymbopogon, which have a lemon-like taste and aroma, and are used as herbs.

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  • n. an aromatic oil that smells like lemon and is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumes and medicines
  • n. a tropical grass native to India and Sri Lanka

Etymologies

lemon +‎ grass (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Unveiled over croissants: two front-loaders in lemongrass and blackberry and one top-loader in ginger.)

    Suds and Duds

  • I look for products that contain lemongrass oil and geraniol, these work quite well without that skincrawling feeling I get from Deet.

    How Bad is DEET?

  • I don’t think so – I think that rigidly stating that the only truly authentic hot and sour soup in the world has duck blood in it and certainly not lemongrass is promoting food snobbery and is ultimately detrimental to the understanding that cuisines develop and grow over time.

    Tigers & Strawberries » What the Hell Does Authentic Mean, Anyway?

  • One tempting new one is the combination of Esan sausage and sticky rice called lemongrass pork sausage on this menu.

    Rabieng weekend dim sum brunch

  • The latest, a yellow-green hue called lemongrass, was inspired by Michelle Obama's Inauguration Day outfit.

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  • What: Vietnamese Food, featuring rice, noodles, fish sauce, and aromatics such as lemongrass and lime leaves.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • It is relative to other tropical grasses such as lemongrass, palmarosa, nagramotha aka cyperus – not cypress! and citronella.

    Decoding Obscure Notes Part VII: Vetiver - Earthy? Woody? Green?

  • Monday, October 10, 2005 at 5:10 am ooohhh these sound fantastic! with summer approaching i’ll definitely try this. i like the idea of lemongrass with citrus. i might have a play this weekend! thanks for sharing :

    Simple Syrups « I HEART BACON

  • Toledo said she chose the "lemongrass" color for the optimism it represents.

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  • Michelle Obama wore yellow on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she wore a yellow shade called "lemongrass" on inauguration day.

    Jezebel

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