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lemon


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  {C.  Limonum}  or  {C.  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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Verbena  \Ver*be"na\,  n.  [L.  See  {Vervain}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  herbaceous  plants  of  which  several  species  are 
  extensively  cultivated  for  the  great  beauty  of  their  flowers; 
  vervain. 
 
  Note:  Verbena,  or  vervain,  was  used  by  the  Greeks,  the 
  Romans,  and  the  Druids,  in  their  sacred  rites. 
  --Brewer. 
 
  {Essence  of  verbena},  {Oil  of  verbena},  a  perfume  prepared 
  from  the  lemon  verbena;  also  a  similar  perfume  properly 
  called  {grass  oil}.  See  {Grass  oil},  under  {Grass}. 
 
  {Lemon},  or  {Sweet},  {verbena},  a  shrubby  verbenaceous  plant 
  ({Lippia  citriodora}),  with  narrow  leaves  which  exhale  a 
  pleasant,  lemonlike  fragrance  when  crushed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sole  \Sole\,  n.  [F.  sole,  L.  solea;  --  so  named  from  its  flat 
  shape.  See  {Sole}  of  the  foot.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  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. 
  b  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lemon 
  n  1:  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 




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