gamboge vs lemon what difference

what is difference between gamboge and lemon

English

Etymology

From New Latin gambogium, cambogium (resin from trees used to make yellow dye), from New Latin Gambogia, Cambogia (Cambodia). The Latin word was first attested in English as a colour in 1634.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡæmˈbuːʒ/, /-ˈbəʊʒ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡæmˈbuʒ/, /-ˈboʊʒ/
  • Hyphenation: gam‧boge

Noun

gamboge (countable and uncountable, plural gamboges)

  1. One of several species of trees of the genus Garcinia found in South and Southeastern Asia, especially Garcinia xanthochymus.
    Synonym: cambogia
  2. The resin of the gamboge tree; a preparation of the resin used as a pigment or for medicinal purposes. [from early 18th c.]
  3. A deep yellow colour.

Alternative forms

  • camboge
  • gambooge (archaic)

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • Appendix:Colors

Adjective

gamboge (not comparable)

  1. Of a deep yellow colour.

Translations

Further reading

  • gamboge on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Garcinia on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • Garcinia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies


English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From Middle English lymon, from Old French lymon (citrus), from Arabic لَيْمُون(laymūn) or Ottoman Turkish لیمون(limon), from Persian لیمو(limu). Cognate with Sanskrit निम्बू (nimbū, lime).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lĕ’mən, IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.mən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛmən
  • (US)
    • (pinpen merger) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.mɪn/

Noun

lemon (plural lemons)

  1. A yellowish citrus fruit.
  2. A semitropical evergreen tree, Citrus limon, that bears such fruits.
  3. A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.
  4. A more or less bright shade of yellow associated with lemon fruits.
  5. (slang) A defective or inadequate item or individual.
    He didn’t realise until he’d paid for it that the car was a lemon.
  6. (Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from “lemon flavour”) Favor.
    A thousand quid for that motor? Do me a lemon, I could get it for half that.
  7. (fandom slang) A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex (named after the erotic anime series Cream Lemon).

Synonyms

  • (defective item): bomb
  • (erotic fanfiction): PWP, smutfic

Derived terms

Related terms

  • limonene

Translations

See also

  • adverse selection

Adjective

lemon (comparative more lemon, superlative most lemon)

  1. Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons.
  2. Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang, from “lemon tart”) Smart; cheeky, vocal.
    • 2009, Caitlin Moran, ‘Why I love paying tax’, The Times, 12 Oct 2009:
      Obviously Emin is not the first public figure to get lemon over tax increases.

Translations

Verb

lemon (third-person singular simple present lemons, present participle lemoning, simple past and past participle lemoned)

  1. (transitive) To flavour with lemon.
    You can start the vegetables cooking while you are lemoning the fish.

See also

  • citrine
  • citron
  • citronella
  • melissa
  • fever grass
  • Appendix:Colors

References

Anagrams

  • Menlo, Monel, melon, nmole

Esperanto

Noun

lemon

  1. accusative singular of lemo

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • lemwn

Etymology

From English lemon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛmɔn/

Noun

lemon m (plural lemonau, not mutable)

  1. lemon

Western Huasteca Nahuatl

Noun

lemon

  1. lemon.

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