lemony

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Etymology[edit]

From lemon +‎ -y.

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lemony (comparative lemonier, superlative lemoniest)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of lemons, especially in terms of aroma, taste or colour.
    The walls were painted a lemony yellow colour.
    We were served a lemony cheesecake for dessert.
    • 1884, George Manville Fenn, The Rosery Folk, London: Chapman & Hall, Volume I, Chapter 2, pp. 17-18,[1]
      [] she guided the spirited little pair along the dusty road, and then in between the long stretches of fir-wood, whence came delicious warm breathings of that lemony aromatic scent of the growing pines brought forth by the mid-day sun.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Random House, 2002, Chapter 23,
      My class was wearing butter-yellow piqué dresses, and Momma launched out on mine. She smocked the yoke into tiny crisscrossing puckers, then shirred the rest of the bodice. Her dark fingers ducked in and out of the lemony cloth as she embroidered raised daisies around the hem.
  2. Of or pertaining to lemons. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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