lemon


lemon
[[t]le̱mən[/t]]
lemons
1) N-VAR A lemon is a bright yellow fruit with very sour juice. Lemons grow on trees in warm countries.

...a slice of lemon.

...oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits.

...lemon juice.

2) N-UNCOUNT Lemon is a drink that tastes of lemons.
3) COLOUR Lemon is the same as lemon yellow.
4) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you think that something is a failure, or not as good or as useful as it should be, you can say that it is a lemon. [INFORMAL]

He took a little test drive and agreed the car was a lemon.

5) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you think that someone looks foolish because they are shy or slow to take action, you can say that they are like a lemon. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

I just stood there like a lemon.


English dictionary. 2008.

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