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Lemongrass growing
Prepared lemongrass

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lemon +‎ grass

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lemongrass (usually uncountable, plural lemongrasses)

  1. One of various species of grass of the genus Cymbopogon, especially Cymbopogon citratus, which have a lemon-like taste and aroma, and are used in cooking, for tea, and for fragrance.
    • 2015 October 27, Matt Preston, The Simple Secrets to Cooking Everything Better[1], Plum, →ISBN, page 192:
      You could just use ordinary shop-bought kecap manis to marinade the meat, but making your own is easy, has a far more elegant fragrance and is, above all, such a great brag! Flavouring kecap manis is an intensely personal thing, so try this version now and next time cook the sauce down with crushed, split lemongrass and a shredded lime leaf.
  2. (colloquial, US) Sourgrass, Oxalis pes-caprae.

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lemongrass m (uncountable)

  1. lemongrass
    Synonyms: hierba de limón, hierbaluisa, limonaria, cedrón, paja cedrón, malojillo