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What kind of fruit is a lemon?

The lemon (Citrus lemon) is a hesperidium, a berry with a leathery rind. The exocarp (peel) contains volatile oil glands (essential oils) in pits.

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Similarly, what is a lemon classified as?

A lemon is classified as a type of fruit. The reason that it is considered a fruit rather than a vegetable is because it still contains its seeds.

Furthermore, what makes a fruit a citrus? Citrus fruits are known as agrumes, which roughly means “sour fruits. Most citrus fruits are from a small group of plants that are probably derived from about four species in Southeast Asia. The most common are oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, and limes.

Beside this, is a Lemon a berry?

No, lemons are a citrus fruit. Berries (in common, not botanical, terms) include soft fruits like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and others.

Are lemons a naturally occurring fruit?

Not one of them is naturally occurring. They're all hybrids. Oranges are a hybrid of the pomelo and mandarin. Lemons are a hybrid of bitter orange and citron.

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