from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yellow resembling the color of a ripe lemon; any proper yellow of a greener tint than gamboge, but not so much so as to suggest the idea of green.


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  • Skin pale yellow, or lemon-color, under ground; but greenish on the top, or crown, which rises a little above the surface of the soil.

    The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Containing Full Descriptions of Nearly Eleven Hundred Species and Varietes; With Directions for Propagation, Culture and Use.

  • Of the following bridesmaids, one wore pink silk of a paler shade, one was in lemon-color, and the last in palest mauve, with trimmings of garnet velvet.

    In and Around Berlin

  • Dinky-Dunk's face had become a kind of lemon-color, which is the nearest to white a sunburned man seems able to turn.

    The Prairie Mother

  • The front yard of Dame Betsy's cottage was like a little grove with lemon-color and pink hollyhocks; one had to look directly up the path to see the eldest daughter sitting on the bench eating honey-cakes.

    Young Lucretia and Other Stories

  • It was five o'clock in the afternoon: the horizon beyond the harbor was turning lemon-color; -- and a thin warm wind began to come in weak puffs from the south-west, -- the first breaths to break the immobility of the tropical air.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • All the familiar objects of sea and shore had disappeared; this was a new world -- a world of fantastic shapes, all moving and unknown -- a world of vague masses of gray, though here and there a gleam of lemon-color shining through the fog showed that the dawn was reflected on a glassy sea.

    Macleod of Dare

  • In the west a band of lemon-color lingered, and above the stars began to prick through, great scintillant sparks, that looked, for all their size, much farther away than the stars of the peopled places.

    The Emigrant Trail

  • Of some gymnobranchiata the writer observes: "I never saw any living animals with such gorgeous colors -- the most vivid carmine and pure white, mixed with golden yellow in the bodies and mantles, and the gills of pale lemon-color and lilac.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873


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