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The fruit of Citrus limon (family Rutaceae); a source of citric and ascorbic acid; the freshly expressed juice of the ripe fruit is used as a refrigerant diuretic in fever, in the form of lemonade.
Synonym(s): limon
[L. limon]


Herbal medicine
A vitamin C-rich citrus fruit, the leaves of which are thought to be mildly sedative and antibacterial.


[Persian limun, lemon]
Fruit of the tree Citrus limon, containing citric acid. Lemons contain enough vitamin C to prevent or treat scurvy. Lemon may be used in place of vinegar, spices, and aromatic substances by those who cannot use such items.


Food faddists who drink large quantities of lemon juice by sucking directly from the raw fruit may develop erosion of the enamel of their teeth.
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Proven and probable mineral reserves at the Limon Mine were increased to 297,500 contained ounces of gold, slightly more than twice the reserve ounces from a year earlier.
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Since his death, the company has also commissioned new works and acquisitions from such choreographers as Lar Lubovitch, Murray Louis, Jirf Kylian, Doug Varone and Garth Fagan, a change that keeps Limon moving forward while honoring its past.
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The union warns that the clause aims at creating a private monopoly, which could severely damage JAPDEVA, also a development authority for the eastern Caribbean province of Limon, an area with some of the most critical levels of poverty in this Central American nation.
In The Chemistry of the Theatre: Performativity of Time, Jerzy Limon attempts to integrate cognitive studies, performance studies, and literary analysis to make an argument that theater is an artistic medium "governed by a system of multifarious rules or formulas" (3).
Chrissie Gittins and Helen Limon will be back at the university on Saturday to take part in a celebration of children's literature.
The proud owners of a chain of raspado shops, which sell shaved-ice treats in Pacoima, Panorama City, Pomona, East Los Angeles and Sun Valley, mother-and-son duo Lourdes Ruelas and Oscar Limon are prospering now.
In addition, the insurgents have attacked the electrical grid system that provides energy to the Cano Limon oilfield.
The case involved Matthew Limon, who in 2000 was found guilty of performing consensual oral sex on a 14-year-old boy when Limon was 18.
Limon will he packaged in six-packs of 12- and 24-ounce bottles, 16-ounce plastic containers and smaller barrel sizes at A-B's brewery in Baldwinsville, New York, where the company already makes its Bacardi malternatives.