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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlemonlem‧on1 /ˈlemən/ ●●● S3 noun  1 lemon.jpg [countable, uncountable]HBPDFF a fruit with a hard yellow skin and sour juice a slice of lemon Add a few drops of lemon juice.2 [uncountable] British EnglishDFD a drink that tastes of lemons a glass of fizzy lemon3 [uncountable] (also lemon yellow)CC a pale yellow colour4 [countable] especially American English informalUSELESS something that is useless because it fails to work or to work properly I soon realized the van was a lemon.5 [countable] British English informalSTUPID/NOT SENSIBLE a silly person He just stood there looking like a real lemon.
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lemonThere are indeed times when a lemon as a seasoning seems second only in importance to salt.It's also very good made with jam, lemon or cheese.Most lemons last through mid-April and grapefruit, through mid-June.I prefer this blend with about 5 drops of bergamot or lemon added to brighten the aroma.Our van turned out to be a real lemon.Use lime juice or zest rather than lemon.