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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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Then again, the problem with your lemon tree could be related to planting conditions that have brought on stress.
s Arabic was better then, and she tried hard to imagine a backyard in Yafa, a place where she had never been, and a lemon tree in the middle of that backyard, just to make her grandmother happy and proud of her.
Once they have grown to maturity, lemon trees can be pruned annually without sacrificing fruit production.
A similar test is being conducted on lemon trees with results expected early in 2001.
1 -- color) Longtime Moorpark-area farmer David Schwabauer looks over lemon trees burned by the recent brush fire in his Moorpark orchard.
If an agreement is entered into, GISE expects to begin planting such lemon trees in late 1996 with initial production to begin in 1999.
The company also offers a monthly fruit club, organic baskets and boxes and even miniature orange and lemon trees.
Eureka lemon trees produce fruit like you find in supermarkets, while Meyer lemon trees are a cross between an orange and lemon that produce a sweeter fruit, Saoud said.
The property for sale sits on about 60 acres adjacent to the graduate seminary and includes the former college buildings, as well as groves of lemon trees.
1) Owner David Schwabauer walks by charred lemon trees as well as some healthier specimens at Leavens Ranch in Moorpark on Friday.
As is the case with many broadleaf and subtropical evergreens, the foliage of lemon trees loses color in the winter, especially on trees grown in containers.
Finally, Lisbon and Eureka lemon trees will allow you to make lemonade in all four seasons.