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lemon

Pronunciation: lem'on

Definition: 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]

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