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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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To live, in the structural logic of the book, is to engage in reciprocal, caring kinship with all beings--we are fortunate to have Ada Limons powerful, intimate poetry to guide us.
La provincia de Limon comprende todo el litoral Caribe de Costa Rica, segun su dlimitacion territorial administrativa actual esta conformada por 6 cantones y 29 distritos (En el 2011 la provincia de Limon contaba con 28 distritos, pero actualmente cuenta con 29 considerando el nuevo distrito de La Colonia creado en el Canton de Pococi.).
Debido a la geometria propia del limon y con el fin de reducir aun mas el proceso de evaluacion de tonalidad, una etapa de deteccion de circulos fue utilizada.
The arrival of the new maps and the new update comes a day after Mojang published a post on its (https://mojang.com/2016/08/sneak-peek-boss-update-is-coming-to-pocket-and-windows-10/) website about the 0.16 update for the Pocket Edition and Windows 10 versions of "Minecraft.  In the post, Limon revealed that Pocket Edition and Windows 10 players will soon have access to the most ferocious mobs in the game, as well the new features like beacons and a variety of new blocks.
Dr Limon said: "By eradicating women's participation in military history and contemporary peacekeeping it becomes more than just about the books - it's about children's relationship with the world and how it is presented to them."
A number of organizers who worked on Sanders' campaign will also be part of the group, Limon said.
El pH aumenta conforme avanza el proceso de maduracion de la fruta, debido a que los principales acidos organicos en el fruto de limon (citrico, malico y oxalico) disminuyen durante el periodo de maduracion, por actividad de las hidrogenasas; acidos que se utilizan en el proceso respiratorio y se emplean en el metabolismo del fruto.
This action demonstrates our determination to target both emerging and established leaders within the Sinaloa Cartel, including Felix Beltran as well as Alfonso Limon Sanchez, and to combat their illicit activities through financial sanctions.
The Chemistry of the Theatre: Performativity of Time, by Jerzy Limon. Hound-mills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Occidental will remain as the operator of Cano Limon field.