lemon
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈlɛmən/
Noun

lemon (plural lemons)

  1. A yellowish citrus fruit.
  2. A semitropical evergreen tree, Citrus limon, 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. (slang) A defective or inadequate item or individual.
    He didn’t realise until he’d paid for it that the car was a lemon.
  6. (Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from “lemon flavour”) Favor.
    A thousand quid for that motor? Do me a lemon, I could get it for half that.
  7. (fandom) A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex (named after the erotic anime series Cream Lemon).
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: citron
  • German: Zitrone
  • Italian: limone
  • Portuguese: limão (European Portuguese), limão siciliano (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Russian: лимо́н
  • Spanish: limón, citrón
Translations Translations Translations Translations Adjective

lemon

  1. Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons.
  2. Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang, from "lemon tart") Smart; cheeky, vocal.
    • 2009, Caitlin Moran, ‘Why I love paying tax’, The Times, 12 Oct 2009:
      Obviously Emin is not the first public figure to get lemon over tax increases.
Translations
  • German: compounds with Zitrone
  • Portuguese: limoado
Translations Verb

lemon (lemons, present participle lemoning; past and past participle lemoned)

  1. (transitive) To flavour with lemon.
    You can start the vegetables cooking while you are lemoning the fish.

Lemon
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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