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lemon

noun uk   /ˈlem.ən/ us  

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 juiceTypes of fruit [U] the juice of a lemon or a drink made from this juiceSoft drinks

lemon noun (COLOUR)

[U] a pale yellow colourLess common coloursCommon colours

lemon noun (STUPID PERSON/THING)

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

lemon

adjective uk   /ˈlem.ən/ us  
of a pale yellow colour
(Definition of lemon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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