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Meaning of “lemon” in the English Dictionary

"lemon" in British English

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lemonnoun

uk   us   /ˈlem.ən/
  • lemon noun (FRUIT)

A2 [C or U] an ​ovalfruit that has a ​thick, ​yellowskin and ​sourjuice: For this ​recipe you need the ​juice of two lemons. Would you like a ​slice of lemon in ​yourtea? lemon ​juice [U] the ​juice of a lemon or a ​drink made from this ​juice

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  • lemon noun (STUPID THING/PERSON)

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

lemonadjective

uk   us   /ˈlem.ən/
(Definition of lemon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lemon" in American English

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lemonnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈlem·ən/
a ​yellow, ​ovalfruit whose ​juice has a ​sourtaste infml A lemon is a ​device or ​machine that does not ​work well: [C] That ​car I ​bought is a ​real lemon.
(Definition of lemon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lemon”
in Korean 레몬…
in Arabic لَيْمون…
in Malaysian lemon, kuning limau…
in French citron…
in Russian лимон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水果, 檸檬, 檸檬汁…
in Italian limone…
in Turkish limon…
in Polish cytryna…
in Spanish limón…
in Vietnamese quả chanh, màu vàng chanh…
in Portuguese limão-siciliano…
in Thai มะนาว, เหลืองอ่อน…
in German die Zitrone, Zitronen-…, das Zitronengelb…
in Catalan llimona…
in Japanese レモン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水果, 柠檬, 柠檬汁…
in Indonesian jeruk lemon, kuning…
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