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sour

[from taste] n. 1. acidic citrus fruit, usually the lime (LITTLE SOUR) or Seville orange (BIG SOUR), but can include the lemon and grapefruit: 1895 Ol' man, come git some sour [limes] (Edwards 89). 1977 A sour—a lemon or lime (Albury 157). (Black)

2. [cf. SOUR 1] a condiment of citrus juice (usually lime or Seville orange) with salt and chopped hot peppers, often fermented: You could boil the jumbay and put sour (Acklins). = OLD SOUR, PEPPER SOUR (Black)

Tags: food, fruit, noun

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Last update: 2011-10-26 17:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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