lemon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English lymon, from Middle French limon, from Medieval Latin limon-, limo, from Arabic laymūn, līmūn, from Persian līmū, līmun Date: 15th century 1. a. an acid fruit that is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry produced by a small thorny citrus tree (Citrus limon) and that has a rind from which an aromatic oil is extracted b. a tree that bears lemons 2. one (as an automobile) that is unsatisfactory or defective II. adjective Date: 1598 1. of the color lemon yellow 2. a. containing lemon b. having the flavor or scent of lemon

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