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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, chapter 2, in The Rosery Folk[1], volume I, London: Chapman & Hall, pages 17–18:
      [] 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, chapter 23, in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings[2], New York: Bantam, published 1971, page 144:
      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.
    • 2012, Joanne Fluke, chapter 14, in Cinnamon Roll Murder[3], New York: Kensington, page 142:
      “This is the lemoniest cake I’ve ever tasted!” Delores exclaimed, and Hannah could tell that her very proper mother was dangerously close to smacking her lips in appreciation.
  2. Of or pertaining to lemons. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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