Grapefruit vs. Lemon

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Grapefruit and Lemon is that the Grapefruit is a nothospecies of plant and nothospecies of plant (for lemon use Q1093742)

  • Grapefruit

    The grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi) is a subtropical citrus tree known for its relatively large sour to semi-sweet, somewhat bitter fruit. Grapefruit is a citrus hybrid originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between two introduced species – sweet orange (C. sinensis), and pomelo (or shaddock) (C. maxima) – both of which were introduced from Asia in the seventeenth century. When found, it was nicknamed the “forbidden fruit”. Frequently, it is misidentified as the very similar parent species, pomelo.The grape part of the name alludes to clusters of fruit on the tree that often appear similar to grape clusters. The interior flesh is segmented and varies in color from white to yellow to red to pink.

  • Lemon

    The lemon, Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck, is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to South Asia, primarily North eastern India.

    The tree’s ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. The pulp and rind are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, with a pH of around 2.2, giving it a sour taste. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie.

  • Grapefruit (noun)

    The tree of the species Citrus paradisi, a hybrid of pomelo (Citrus maxima) and sweet orange.

  • Grapefruit (noun)

    The large spherical tart fruit produced by this tree.

    “pomelo|shaddock|forbidden fruit”

  • Lemon (noun)

    A yellowish citrus fruit.

  • Lemon (noun)

    A semitropical evergreen tree, Citrus limon, that bears such fruits.

  • Lemon (noun)

    A taste or flavour/flavor of lemons.

  • Lemon (noun)

    A more or less bright shade of yellow associated with lemon fruits.



  • Lemon (noun)

    A defective or inadequate item or individual.

    “He didn’t realise until he’d paid for it that the car was a lemon.”

  • Lemon (noun)


    “A thousand quid for that motor? Do me a lemon, I could get it for half that.”

  • Lemon (noun)

    A piece of fanfiction involving explicit sex (named after the erotic anime series Cream Lemon).

  • Lemon (adjective)

    Containing or having the flavour/flavor and/or scent of lemons.

  • Lemon (adjective)

    Of the pale yellow colour/color of lemons.

  • Lemon (adjective)

    Smart; cheeky, vocal.

  • Lemon (verb)

    To flavour with lemon.

    “You can start the vegetables cooking while you are lemoning the fish.”


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