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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Limon,-onis (s.f.III), abl. sg. limone, nom. & acc. pl. limones, gen. pl. limonum: [pharmaceutical Latin] the lemon.

Lemon: Citrus × limon, often given as C. limon (L.) Burm.f.; C. limonium Risso, C. limonia Osbeck, C. medica var. limonium Brandis; note the genus Citrus is a feminine noun; see citrus,-i (s.f.II).

CITRUS LIMONUM (Risso) fructuum oblongorum cortice tenuissimo, pulpa acidissima (DeCandolle), with the rind of the oblong fruits very thin, with the pulp very sour ; [limonum, gen. pl. limon,-onis (s.f.III).

Citrus Medica Limonum: “lemon oil.”

Citrus medica var. dulcis, the Sweet Lemon, ‘sweet,’ i.e. with fruit lacking acidity in its pulp and juice.

 

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