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English noun: lemon

1. lemon (food) yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh

Broader (hypernym)citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit

Part holonymlemon peel, lemon rind

Part meronymCitrus limon, lemon, lemon tree

2. lemon (attribute) a strong yellow color

Synonymsgamboge, lemon yellow, maize

Broader (hypernym)yellow, yellowness

3. lemon (plant) a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit

SynonymsCitrus limon, lemon tree

Broader (hypernym)citrus, citrus tree

Narrower (hyponym)Citrus limetta, sweet lemon, sweet lime

Part holonymlemon

Member meronymgenus Citrus

4. lemon (cognition) a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons

Broader (hypernym)flavor, flavour, nip, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang

5. lemon (artifact) an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

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