The fruit of a small tree belonging to the same natural order as the orange. There are numerous varieties of the lemon, but they may all be reduced to four general types. 1. The common or general lemon. 2. The thin-skinned lemon. 3. The sweet lemon. 4. The citron lemon.
The Student's Cyclopedia Volume I C.B. Beach, M.A. (C.B. Beach & Co, New York and Chicago, 1899)I:660