- Pale yellow.
- Bright yellow.
- Greenish yellow.
Their new car turned out to be a lemon.
An example of lemon as a color is a yellow flower.
An example of a lemon is the source of the citrus juice in a gin fizz cocktail.
An example of lemon is a car that never runs correctly even after being fixed repeatedly.
Other Word Forms
Origin of lemon
- Middle English limon from Old French from Old Italian limone from Arabic laymūn ultimately from alteration (probably influenced by an Andalusian Romance augmentative suffix akin to Spanish -ón) of Persian līmū lemon, any of various citrus fruits lime
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition