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rough lemon

noun
1.
a variety of lemon that has orange-yellow, rough-skinned fruit and is used as a rootstock for the cultivation of other citrus fruits.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • The registrant will voluntarily cancel use on rough lemon nursery stock, conifers, and flowering plants.

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