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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a chocolate/lemon etc cake (=a sponge cake with a chocolate etc flavour)
▪ She'd baked a chocolate cake for me.
lemon curd
lemon grass
lemon sole
lemon squeezer
olive/lemon/palm etc grove
▪ He owns an orange grove near Tel Aviv.
▪ Nicholas smelt fresh meat and lemons.
▪ Serve hot, warm or cold with a spoonful of olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
▪ The Wards' house was always shining and smelled fresh, of lemon oil and soap.
▪ It has an enticing scent and flavour of just pressed grapes cut with a fresh note of lemon.
▪ Flavour with grated lemon rind and vanilla.
▪ Stir in cranberries, walnuts, grated lemon rind and parsley.
▪ Combine the dried fruits and mix with the grated orange and lemon rind.
▪ To be a little more adventurous with apple pies try mixing shortcrust pastry with grated orange or lemon rind and juice instead of water.
▪ Spread the chopped onion and grated lemon over the base of a baking dish.
▪ Set away. 7 Lightly whip the cream, divide in half and fold lemon curd on to one half.
▪ The cake is finished with piped cream, white chocolate flakes and a lacing of lemon curd.
▪ To the straight forward lemon curd, a couple of sponge fingers, broken up, are sometimes added.
▪ Writers of old recipes often claimed that lemon curd keeps for years.
▪ My attempt to follow that with a lemon curd tart was a bit half-hearted.
▪ These have a full complement of hot peppers, lime and lemon grass, as well as rich coconut milk or coconut itself.
▪ He could be out on the patio, or walking among his lemon groves.
▪ The road led between lemon groves, and beyond them the sea sparkled in the distance.
▪ Just think of those lemon groves outside my aunt's villa in Ravello.
▪ The lemon groves, which gave the village its name, cover the surrounding countryside, and there are flowers everywhere.
▪ Naturally there are many walks to be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside, and through the lemon groves that surround the village.
▪ The rugged mountains and hills form an impressive backdrop, and inland peaceful villages look out across orange and lemon groves.
▪ Why should lemon juice be added to the cooking water when boiling potatoes? 3.
▪ Place the roe, lemon juice and squeezed bread in a food processor blender.
▪ Mixed with lemon juice and oil, it makes an ideal marinade for chicken and fish.
▪ Sprinkle the avocado slices with lemon juice, then arrange them with Mozzarella and tomato slices. 2.
▪ Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, lemon rind and lemon juice.
▪ Place in a shallow dish and squeeze over lemon juice, then drizzle over oil.
▪ Add the remaining lemon juice, yogurt and chives.
▪ Remove from the heat, and stir in the lemon juice, mustard and tomato purée and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
▪ Add l lemon rind, sugar, eggs and mix.
▪ Flavour with grated lemon rind and vanilla.
▪ Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, lemon rind and lemon juice.
▪ Serves 6 1 Place the cream, spices and lemon rind in a non-stick pan and bring gently to the boil.
▪ Mix together the lemon rind, parsley and chopped garlic and sprinkle over the rice before serving.
▪ Stir in cranberries, walnuts, grated lemon rind and parsley.
▪ Beat in the lemon rind and eggs, and little at a time, beating well after each addition.
▪ Serve decorated with the finely shredded lemon rind.
▪ Serve each trout on a bed of finely shredded lettuce, garnished with a lemon wedge.
▪ Arrange the tomatoes and melon wedges decoratively on the couscous and accompany with a lemon wedge.
▪ Put all the sugar together into the bowl. Squeeze the lemons, and strain the juice.
▪ Gently squeeze lemons open and place / 2 teaspoon salt in center of each.
lemon/fruit/chocolate etc drop
▪ Bob had a brown paper poke in his hand from which he was eating magic mushrooms as if they were lemon drops.
squeeze of lemon/lime etc
▪ Ad a little finely chopped onion, a few black olives, fruity olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
▪ Coming unstuck: when boiling rice, stop the grains from sticking by adding a squeeze of lemon juice to the water.
▪ Or, you could just try a squeeze of lemon.
▪ To whiten and add elasticity to icing for piping purposes, a squeeze of lemon juice is used.
▪ Our van turned out to be a real lemon.
▪ I prefer this blend with about 5 drops of bergamot or lemon added to brighten the aroma.
▪ It's also very good made with jam, lemon or cheese.
▪ Most lemons last through mid-April and grapefruit, through mid-June.
▪ There are indeed times when a lemon as a seasoning seems second only in importance to salt.
▪ Use lime juice or zest rather than lemon.
▪ Mix all the fruit together and stir in the lemon juice, making sure that the apple is well coated.
▪ Arrange them on a platter, sprinkle them all over with lemon juice and serve at once.
▪ Mix the yogurt with the lemon juice, mint and parsley and season to taste with the salt and black pepper.
▪ Sprinkle with lemon juice, pomegranate syrup, turmeric, salt, pepper to taste and teaspoon cinnamon.
▪ Mix the lemon juice and vanilla essence with the custard.
▪ Add lemon juice and enough boiling water to cover completely.
▪ Season lightly and sprinkle the lemon juice over the top.
▪ Back in the cabin I mix the berries with sugar and lemon peel, then roll out the pie crusts.
▪ Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon peel.
▪ And they ate Papparadelle Ripiene stuffed with goat cheese and Parmesan and covered with a grated lemon peel and cream sauce.
▪ Combine ground walnuts, garlic, lemon peel, cayenne and cinnamon with little salt.
▪ Garnished with a twist of lemon peel or a single green olive, the martini is one of the more simple cocktails.
▪ And they ate Papparadelle Ripiene stuffed with goat cheese and Parmesan and covered with a grated lemon peel and cream sauce.
▪ Hot-pressed sandwiches such as basil, mozzarella and tomato; lemon turkey; smoked salmon; and roast beef.
▪ If the mixture seems too dry, add a little more olive oil and lemon juice.
▪ Mix the lemon juice and vanilla essence with the custard.
▪ Mix the yogurt with the lemon juice, mint and parsley and season to taste with the salt and black pepper.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sole \Sole\, n. [F. sole, L. solea; -- so named from its flat shape. See Sole of the foot.] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleid[ae], especially the common European species ( Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish.

  2. Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole ( Lepidopsetta bilineata), the long-finned sole ( Glyptocephalus zachirus), and other species.

    Lemon, or French, sole (Zo["o]l.), a European species of sole ( Solea pegusa).

    Smooth sole (Zo["o]l.), the megrim.


Lemon \Lem"on\ (l[e^]m"[u^]n), n. [F. limon, Per. l[imac]m[=u]n; cf. Ar. laim[=u]n, Sp. limon, It. limone. Cf. Lime a fruit.]

  1. (Bot.) 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.

  2. The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree.

    Lemon grass (Bot.), a fragrant East Indian grass ( Andropogon Sh[oe]nanthus, and perhaps other allied species), which yields the grass oil used in perfumery.

    Lemon sole (Zo["o]l.), a yellow European sole ( Solea aurantiaca).

    Salts of lemon (Chem.), a white crystalline substance, inappropriately named, as it consists of an acid potassium oxalate and contains no citric acid, which is the characteristic acid of lemon; -- called also salts of sorrel. It is used in removing ink stains. See Oxalic acid, under Oxalic. [Colloq.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of citrus fruit, c.1400, lymon, from Old French limon "citrus fruit" (12c.), via Provençal or Italian from Arabic laimun, from Persian limu(n), generic terms for citrus fruits (compare lime (n.2)); cognate with Sanskrit nimbu "the lime." Slang meaning "a Quaalude" is 1960s, from Lemmon, name of a pharmaceutical company that once manufactured the drug.


"worthless thing," 1909, American English slang; from lemon (n.1), perhaps via criminal slang sense of "a person who is a loser, a simpleton," which is perhaps from the notion of someone a sharper can "suck the juice out of." A pool hall hustle was called a lemon game (1908); while to hand someone a lemon was British slang (1906) for "to pass off a sub-standard article as a good one." Or it simply may be a metaphor for something which leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.


a. 1 Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons. 2 Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons. n. 1 A yellowish citrus fruit. 2 A semitropical evergreen tree, (taxlink Citrus limon species noshow=1), that bears such fruits. 3 A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons. 4 A more or less bright shade of yellow associated with lemon fruits. 5 (context slang English) A defective or inadequate item. 6 (context Cockney rhyming slang from "lemon tart" English) smart; cheeky, vocal. 7 (context Cockney rhyming slang shortened from “lemon flavour” English) favour, favor. 8 (context fandom English) A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex (named after the erotic anime series ''(w: Cream Lemon)'').

  1. n. yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh

  2. a strong yellow color [syn: gamboge, lemon yellow, maize]

  3. a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit [syn: lemon tree, Citrus limon]

  4. a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons

  5. an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory [syn: stinker]

Lemon (disambiguation)

Lemon is both a tree and the fruit borne by that tree.

Lemon may also refer to:

Lemon (color)

Lemon or lemon-color is a pale yellow color, the color of the lemon fruit.

The first recorded use of lemon as a color name in English was in 1598.

Lemon (automobile)

A lemon is a vehicle (often new) that is found to have several manufacturing defects which may affect the safety, value or use of the vehicle. Any vehicle with numerous, severe issues can be termed so and, by extension, so can any product with flaws too great or severe to serve its purpose.

Lemon (song)

"Lemon" is the fourth song and second single from U2's 1993 album, Zooropa. Inspired by old video footage of Bono's late mother, the lyrics describe an attempt to preserve memory through film. More than any previous U2 song, "Lemon" showcases Bono's falsetto skills, aided by atmospheric vocals from the Edge and Brian Eno. The song has been described as futuristic German disco. The album version is one of U2's longest songs.

LEMON (C++ library)

LEMON is an open source graph library written in the C++ language providing implementations of common data structures and algorithms with focus on combinatorial optimization tasks connected mainly with graphs and networks. The library is part of the COIN-OR project.

LEMON is an abbreviation of Library for Efficient Modeling and Optimization in Networks.


The lemon (Citrus × limon) is a species of small evergreen tree native to Asia.

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 ( zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, which gives 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.

Lemon (surname)

People named Lemon or similarly:

  • Arthur Lemon, Wales international rugby player
  • Bob Lemon,(1920–2000), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Sir Charles Lemon (1784–1868), 2nd Baronet, British Member of Parliament
  • Chet Lemon, (born 1955), American Major League Baseball Player
  • Cleo Lemon, (born 1979) NFL free agent quarterback
  • Don Lemon, (born 1966), CNN broadcaster
  • George William Lemon (1726–1797), English etymologist
  • Jack Lemmon (1925–2001), American actor
  • James Lemon (1903-1977), co-owner of the Washington Senators
  • Jim Lemon (1928–2006), American Major League Baseball player
  • John Lemon (1754–1814), British Member of Parliament, brother of Sir William Lemon
  • John Lemon (prospector), 19th-century prospector in Alaska
  • Keith Lemon, a character played by comedian Leigh Francis
  • Leslie R. Lemon, American meteorologist
  • Liz Lemon, character on the situation comedy 30 Rock
  • Mark Lemon (1809–1870), editor of the British weekly Punch
  • Mark Lemon (speedway rider) (born 1973), Australian speedway rider
  • Meadowlark Lemon (1932–2015), American basketball player and actor
  • Percy Lemon (1898–1932), British polar explorer
  • Shawn Lemon (born 1988), American football player
  • Wayne Lemon, American playwright and screenwriter
  • Sir William Lemon (1748–1824), 1st Baronet Lemon of Carclew, British Member of Parliament.
Lemon (developer)

Lemon was a video game developer founded in 1994 by Søren Hannibal and Jacob Andersen.

Lemon created the voxel based 3D shooter Amok, for Sega Saturn and PC (a PlayStation version was underway but was cancelled in the end). Programmer Martin Pollas joined in 1996 to work on the PC version of Amok.

When Lemon’s publisher, Scavenger, went bankrupt the team split up. Søren went to work for Shiny Entertainment (creating the Matrix games) while Jacob and Martin joined up with the remaining members of Zyrinx to form Reto-Moto ( Hitman series and Freedom Fighters) in 1998.

Before Lemon, Søren and Jacob created the Amiga Game Banshee while working at British game developer/publisher Core Design.

Lemon (short story)

"Lemon" (, "Remon") is a collection of short stories by Japanese author Motojirō Kajii. "Lemon" was written in 1924, and was published as Kajii's first doujinshi. It was a 28-page handmade book: 4.25" x 5.5", staple-bound. The interior was color printed, with several high quality black-and-white photographs. The cover had a spine and a full color photograph on the front.

"Lemon" is one of Kajii's few works to have been translated into English. Although he was a relatively unknown writer during his short lifetime who published in only a few literary magazines, Kajii's poetic short stories are recognized today as masterpieces in Japan. The eponymous story "Lemon" is known as his representative work.

Lemon (film)

Lemon (Chinese: 柠檬) is a 2013 Chinese romantic comedy film directed by Jiarui Zhang.

Lemon (card game)

Lemon is a matching card game where players compete to see who can get all their four of a kinds the fastest. This is not to be confused with the game by the same name.

Usage examples of "lemon".

Cover with salted and acidulated water, bring to the boil, simmer for half an hour, drain, garnish with lemon and parsley, and serve with a parsley sauce.

Zombies, several bottles of that disgusting lemon alcopop and a rum and Coke.

Add a half cupful of meat stock, thicken with a little flour and butter, and boil three minutes, squeeze a little lemon juice into it, add a sprinkling of parsley and a dash of pepper, pour over the artichokes and serve.

Norfolk Biffins, squat and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons, and, in the great compactness of their juicy persons, urgently entreating and beseeching to be carried home in paper bags and eaten after dinner.

At the head end, an astonishingly wide mouth opened on large, squarish, lemon yellow teeth and a bright pink buccal cavity where a grayish tongue lolled.

Mix the peas and ham and for one and one-half cups add a cup of white sauce seasoned with a teaspoon of lemon juice, a dash each of nutmeg and cayenne and salt to taste.

Transfer to a platter, garnish with lemon wedges and divided bay leaves, and serve with grilled ciabatta bread and the rest of the garlic oil.

Chemically the Potato contains citric acid, like that of the lemon, which is admirable against scurvy: also potash, which is equally antiscorbutic, and phosphoric acid, yielding phosphorus in a quantity less only than that afforded by the apple, and by wheat.

She pushed through the brass-decorated double doors and entered a sitting room with sofas, coffe table, television and a sideboard containing herbal teas, decaffeinated coffe and a frosty pitcher of ic water filled with lemon slics.

The special dietetic value of Lemons consists in their potash salts, the citrate, malate, and tartrate, which are respectively antiscorbutic, and of assistance in promoting biliary digestion.

There was marbles, and there was a game of marbles called Dobbers, played with marbles the size of lemons.

For heartburn which comes on without having eaten sweet things, it is helpful to suck a thin slice of fresh Lemon dipped in salt just after each meal.

Others prefer it cooked with leeks and onions, or pickled, and eaten with oil and lemon juice.

In the kitchen he checked and rechecked the locks on the windows, then became absorbed in cleaning the panes with a homemade mixture of ethanol and the juice of four lemons purchased weeks ago as a preventative against scurvy.

The clean smell of the room, as though the futon and pillow were stuffed with lemon balm.