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lemon

noun uk   us   /ˈlem.ən/

lemon noun (FRUIT)

A2 [C or U] an oval fruit that has a thick, yellow skin and sour juice: For this recipe you need the juice of two lemons. Would you like a slice of lemon in your tea? lemon juice [U] the juice of a lemon or a drink made from this juice
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lemon noun (COLOUR)

lemon noun (STUPID THING/PERSON)

[C] mainly US informal something that does not work: Only one of his inventions turned out to be a lemon. [C] UK informal a very silly person: I felt such a lemon when I discovered I'd missed my appointment.

lemon

adjective uk   us   /ˈlem.ən/
of a pale yellow colour
Translations of “lemon”
in Arabic لَيْمون…
in Korean 레몬…
in Malaysian lemon, kuning limau…
in French citron…
in Turkish limon…
in Italian limone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水果, 檸檬, 檸檬汁…
in Russian лимон…
in Polish cytryna…
in Vietnamese quả chanh, màu vàng chanh…
in Spanish limón…
in Portuguese limão-siciliano…
in Thai มะนาว, เหลืองอ่อน…
in German die Zitrone, Zitronen-…, das Zitronengelb…
in Catalan llimona…
in Japanese レモン…
in Indonesian jeruk lemon, kuning…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水果, 柠檬, 柠檬汁…
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