Lemon grass

Lemon grass
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.] [1913 Webster] 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 {Citrus Limonum} or {Citrus Medica} (var. Limonum). There are many varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet. [1913 Webster]

2. The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree. [1913 Webster]

{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.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lemon-grass — [ lemɔngras ] n. m. inv. • 1855; mot angl., de lemon « citron » et grass « herbe » ♦ Anglic. Plante aromatique, dont l essence est utilisée en parfumerie. ● lemon grass nom masculin invariable (anglais lemon grass, herbe à citron) Nom usuel de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lemon grass — lemon ,grass noun uncount a plant similar to thick grass that is used in cooking to give a lemon flavor, especially in Southeast Asian meals …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lemon grass — ► NOUN ▪ a fragrant tropical grass which yields an oil that smells of lemon, used in Asian cooking and in perfumery and medicine …   English terms dictionary

  • lemon grass — n. any of various tall, lemon scented grasses (genus Cymbopogon, esp. C. citratus) used as a flavoring in SE Asian cooking: also written lemongrass …   English World dictionary

  • lemon grass — lemon .grass n [U] a type of grass that grows in warm countries and is used in cooking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lemon grass — noun 1. an aromatic oil that smells like lemon and is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumes and medicines • Syn: ↑lemongrass, ↑lemongrass oil • Hypernyms: ↑oil 2. a tropical grass native to India and Sri Lanka • Syn: ↑lemongrass …   Useful english dictionary

  • lemon grass — {{#}}{{LM L46489}}{{〓}} {{[}}lemon grass{{]}} {{■}}(ing.){{□}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Planta herbácea con intenso aroma a limón: • El lemon grass se usa mucho como condimento en la cocina oriental.{{○}} {{★}}{{\}}PRONUNCIACIÓN:{{/}} [lémon gras].… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • lemon grass — any of several lemon scented grasses of the genus Cymbopogon, esp. C. citratus, of tropical regions, yielding lemon grass oil. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • lemon grass — grass native of India and Sri Lanka that produces lemon scented perfumed oil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lemon grass — noun a fragrant tropical grass which yields a lemon scented oil, used in Asian cooking and in perfumery and medicine. [Cymbopogon citratus.] …   English new terms dictionary

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