One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural citrons pressés, Plural citron pressés
A drink made from freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, sugar, and ice.‘he sat on the terrace beneath a red parasol and sipped a citron pressé’
- ‘Park your car and keep on walking for two minutes to enjoy anything from a citron pressé to delicious lobster and crab.’
- ‘Things got sort of busy between the ages of 14 and 32, so I ended up only drinking a handful more citrons pressés in the intervening years, which was kind of a disappointment.’
- ‘Some may drink alcohol, others may opt for a citron pressé or a milky latte, and the streets will be thronged with a melange of well-behaved promenaders.’
- ‘Of course, despite the tight schedule, Richard still finds time to revel in the land of dusty cafes, beautiful B&Bs and the perfect citron pressé.’
- ‘Home-made lemonade is as fine a beverage as any in the world, and particularly refreshing in hot weather; this is citron pressé in France.’
- ‘The player announced that he would give his salary (estimated at £150,000 a week, which is a lot of citrons pressés however you look at it) to a French children's charity.’
French, literally ‘squeezed lemon’, from citron ‘lemon’ and presser ‘press, squeeze’.
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