One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fragrant tropical grass which yields an oil that smells of lemon. It is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumery and medicine.
Cymbopogon citratus, family Gramineae
- ‘Food includes New York-style grilled sirloin and mash or the more eastern-themed steamed clams with lemongrass, while murals of Radio City Music Hall and the Rainbow Room will make Manhattan-ites feel at home.’
- ‘Add the white parts of the spring onions, the garlic, ginger and lemongrass and stir-fry for two to three minutes.’
- ‘Laura keeps her pot of lemongrass in a sunny window.’
- ‘Thai bouillabaisse is equally lush and vibrant with cilantro and lemongrass.’
- ‘By the time you leave the city dried chilli, coriander and lemongrass have become as familiar to you as salt.’
- ‘Cut the sweet potato, parsnip and broccoli into bite-sized chunks and add to the curry with the shallots and lemongrass.’
- ‘Effective non-chemical remedies include the essential oils from plants such as lemongrass, eucalyptus, cypress, lavender, rosemary and thyme.’
- ‘Add reduced chicken stock and lemongrass; simmer for 15 minutes.’
- ‘He could hardly taste the lemongrass, so dominant was the chilli.’
- ‘Remove any tough outer leaves from the lemongrass then slice the tender insides into wafer thin rings.’
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