Meaning of lemongrass in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɛmənɡrɑːs/

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mass noun
  • A fragrant tropical grass which yields an oil that smells of lemon. It is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumery and medicine.

    Cymbopogon citratus, family Gramineae

    ‘Add the white parts of the spring onions, the garlic, ginger and lemongrass and stir-fry for two to three minutes.’
    • ‘Effective non-chemical remedies include the essential oils from plants such as lemongrass, eucalyptus, cypress, lavender, rosemary and thyme.’
    • ‘Food includes New York-style grilled sirloin and mash or the more eastern-themed steamed clams with lemongrass, while murals of Radio City Music Hall and the Rainbow Room will make Manhattan-ites feel at home.’
    • ‘By the time you leave the city dried chilli, coriander and lemongrass have become as familiar to you as salt.’
    • ‘Laura keeps her pot of lemongrass in a sunny window.’
    • ‘Thai bouillabaisse is equally lush and vibrant with cilantro and lemongrass.’
    • ‘Cut the sweet potato, parsnip and broccoli into bite-sized chunks and add to the curry with the shallots and lemongrass.’
    • ‘Add reduced chicken stock and lemongrass; simmer for 15 minutes.’
    • ‘He could hardly taste the lemongrass, so dominant was the chilli.’
    • ‘Remove any tough outer leaves from the lemongrass then slice the tender insides into wafer thin rings.’