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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, with a potato peeler, I carve a zest from a fresh lemon, twist it to release the lemon oil, and drop it in the glass, and serve an olive on the size.
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And Fernando Oris de Roa turned Argentine lemon producer San Miguel into a big league player by moving beyond fresh lemons into byproducts like lemon oil (used by soft drink manufacturers) and pectin for jams.
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What with those nuns being set loose to live alone in apartments, wearing tennis shoes instead of habits, and stirring up a stink over not being priests, when all the while Holy Mother the Church needed serious cleaning and the loving care of lemon oil.
This should include vacuuming the furniture and drapes, detailing chandeliers and lights, shining table settings and hardware, polishing cabinets and banisters with lemon oil, and dusting drapery rods, venetian blinds, and plant shelves.
Submersing seeds, or misting plants with a DCPTA spray, has yielded jumbo radishes, sugar beets that contain more sugar, and lemons richer in costly lemon oil essence.