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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Faimily: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. × limon
Binomial name
Citrus × limon, eften given as C. limon

The lemon (Citrus × limon) is a smaa evergreen tree native tae Asie, an the tree's ellipsoidal yellae fruit. The fruit is uised for culinary an non-culinary purposes throughoot the warld, primarily for its juice, though the pulp an rind (zest) are an aa uised in cuikin an bakin. The juice o the lemon is aboot 5% tae 6% citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste o lemon juice maks it a key ingredient in drinks an fuids such as lemonade.