Week 37’s colour was easy peesy lemon squeezy, as the saying goes. Yes, you guessed it! It’s lemon.
Lemon is a colour somewhat resembling yellow and named after the fruit. The colour lemon is a representation of the colour of the outer skin of a lemon. The first recorded use of lemon as a colour name in English was in 1598.
The lemon is both a small evergreen tree (Citrus × limon, often given as C. limon) native to Asia, and the tree’s oval yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and nonculinary purposes throughout the world – primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used, mainly in cooking and baking (including a variation of marmalade).
The exact origin of the lemon has remained a mystery, though it is widely presumed that lemons first grew in India, northern Burma, and China. In South and South East Asia, it was known for its antiseptic properties and it was used as an antidote for various poisons. Lemons entered Europe (near southern Italy) no later than the 1st century AD, during the time of Ancient Rome. However, they were not widely cultivated. It was later introduced to Persia and then to Iraq and Egypt around AD 700. The lemon was first recorded in literature in a 10th century Arabic treatise on farming, and was also used as an ornamental plant in early Islamic gardens.It was distributed widely throughout the Arab world and the Mediterranean region between AD 1000 and AD 1150. The first substantial lemon cultivation in Europe began in Genoa in the middle of the 15th century. It was later introduced to the Americas in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola along his voyages. Spanish conquest throughout the New World helped spread lemon seeds. It was mainly used as ornament and medicine.In the 18th and 19th centuries, lemons were increasingly planted in Florida and California, when lemons began to be used in cooking and flavoring.
Limoncello di Angelino is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi and islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri, but also in Sicily, Sardinia, Menton in France, and the Maltese island of Gozo. Traditionally, it is made from Sorrento lemon peel.
In 1747, James Lind’s experiments on seamen suffering from scurvy involved adding vitamin C to their diets with lemon juice, though it was not till 1766 with Captain James Cook’s first voyage to the South Pacific and Australia/New Zealand that use of lemons/limes were used by the Royal Navy to combat scurvy. Sailors in the Royal Navy were subsequently given the nickname of Limies.
The etymological path of the word lemon suggests a Middle Eastern origin. One of the earliest occurrences of “lemon” is found in a Middle English customs document of 1420–1421, which draws from the Old French limon, thence the Italian limone, from the Arabic laymūn or līmūn, from the Persian līmūn.
Skin – (Mamboo Chic) | Lindsay_gift
Hair – Waka & Yuki | New 165 Type A
Top – :[P]: Plastik |Talya-Short | Lemon
Pants – :[P]: Plastik | Aeda Slacks | April
Boots – INDI Designs – O’Brian | brown
Tattoo – ::Para Designs:: | Summer Breeze Light