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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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3% ABV; distilled from juniper berries, coriander, orange and lemon peels, licorice, angelica root and cassia bark.
Shake it very well until it's ice cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel.
1/2 cup chopped chives 6 large eggs 3 1/2 cups milk 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper </pre> <p>1.
According to the company, this "adds a peppery citrus note to the brew, which enhances the tangy taste of lemon peel and floral notes of tropical fruits, including mangoes and peaches, that derive from the fermentation.
He never drank less than doubles but - whatever the Royal Society says - the perfect Bond vodka martinis were made at a strength of six to one with lemon peel in a separate glass and definitely no olive.
Following that tradition, Samuel Adams Traditional Ginger Honey Ale is a highly effervescent beer that is brewed with authentic ingredients from the colonial era, such as fresh ginger puree, lemon peel and wildflower honey.
Mix curry powder, lemon peel, ginger, oil, mint, meat spices, garlic and a little salt and pepper in a large bowl.
lngredients:175g/6oz butter, at room temperature, 175g/6oz caster sugar, 3 large eggs, 250g/9oz self-raising flour,3 tbsp milk, 1 lemon, zest only, 1-2 thin pieces of candied citron or lemon peel, to decorate
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, whipping cream, lemon peel and lemon juice, green onions, capers and salt and pepper to taste.
3 cups milk 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper 6 ounces fresh chevre (goat cheese) 1 1/2 cups shredded romano cheese </pre> <p>1.
Bigelow, which markets iced tea in quart size tea bags, has recently introduced Tahitian Breeze Iced Tea, flavored with tropical fruits including passion fruit and papaya, lemon peel, rose hips, elderberries and rose hips.