Meaning of lemon

lem•on

Pronunciation: (lem'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the yellowish, acid fruit of a subtropical citrus tree, Citrus limon.
  2. the tree itself.
  3. See
  4. a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory; dud: His car turned out to be a lemon.
—adj.
  1. made of or with lemon.
  2. having the color, taste, or odor of lemon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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