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[lem-uh-neyd, lem-uh-neyd] /ˌlɛm əˈneɪd, ˈlɛm əˌneɪd/
a beverage consisting of lemon juice, sweetener, and water, sometimes carbonated.
Origin of lemonade
1655-65; lemon + -ade1, modeled on French limonade or Spanish limonada Unabridged
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  • Many of the neighbors of all ages would congregate at dusk, set up deck chairs, sip lemonade and enjoy the spectacle.
  • Fill the gloves with the green-colored, sugar-free lemonade and tie them securely at the wrists with string or a rubber band.
  • In the back of the house, pink lemonade and sweet tea are served with old-fashioned southern hospitality.
  • Traditionally port drinkers were either aristocrats sipping vintage or charladies in pubs slurping cheap ruby port with lemonade.
  • He has never even run a lemonade stand, so has no ken of how business succeeds.
  • The financial-services industry made lemonade from these lemons.
  • He keeps eating the bait out of the trap, knocks everything off the workbench and dumped over my husband's mug of lemonade.
  • She went into the kitchen to make a pitcher of lemonade.
  • After his swim he'll push the button on the spout and fill up a paper cup with pink lemonade.
  • He will take me to town on the tractor and buy me red lemonade and crisps.
British Dictionary definitions for lemonade


a drink made from lemon juice, sugar, and water or from carbonated water, citric acid, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lemonade

1660s, from French limonade (17c.); see lemon (n.1) + -ade. Earlier English spelling was lemonado (c.1640) with false Spanish ending.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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