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 for lemon sole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lemon \Lem"on\ (l[e^]m"[u^]n), n. [F. limon, Per. l[imac]m[=u]n;
     cf. Ar. laim[=u]n, Sp. limon, It. limone. Cf. Lime a
     fruit.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Bot.) An oval or roundish fruit resembling the orange,
        and containing a pulp usually intensely acid. It is
        produced by a tropical tree of the genus Citrus, the
        common fruit known in commerce being that of the species
        Citrus Limonum or Citrus Medica (var. Limonum). There
        are many varieties of the fruit, some of which are sweet.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The tree which bears lemons; the lemon tree.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Lemon grass (Bot.), a fragrant East Indian grass
        ({Andropogon Sh[oe]nanthus, and perhaps other allied
        species), which yields the grass oil used in perfumery.
  
     Lemon sole (Zool.), a yellow European sole ({Solea
        aurantiaca).
  
     Salts of lemon (Chem.), a white crystalline substance,
        inappropriately named, as it consists of an acid potassium
        oxalate and contains no citric acid, which is the
        characteristic acid of lemon; -- called also salts of
        sorrel. It is used in removing ink stains. See Oxalic
        acid, under Oxalic. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lemon sole
      n 1: flesh of American flounder; important in the winter [syn:
           lemon sole, winter flounder]
      2: highly valued almost pure white flesh [syn: lemon sole,
         English sole]
      3: popular pale brown food flatfish of the Pacific coast of
         North America [syn: English sole, lemon sole, Parophrys
         vitulus]
      4: small European sole [syn: lemon sole, Solea lascaris]
      5: European flatfish highly valued as food [syn: lemon sole,
         Microstomus kitt]
      6: important American food fish in the winter [syn: winter
         flounder, blackback flounder, lemon sole,
         Pseudopleuronectes americanus]

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