lemon wedge

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Kirill V., Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Kirill V.

    Kirill V. Senior Member

    Moscow, Russia
    Russian
    Hello, everybody!

    Is "lemon wedge" a round slice of a lemon produced by cutting the fruit accross, or is it a segment of a lemon produced by way of cutting it along the axis into a number of sections?

    (source: Classic Bloody Mary Recipe)

    Thank you!
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    This is a lemon wedge:
    [​IMG]

    Clean it up a bit before you put it in my drink. :) (Take out the seeds, cut off the ugly ends, and remove the long center cartilage.)
     
  3. Kirill V.

    Kirill V. Senior Member

    Moscow, Russia
    Russian
    I see, thank you very much, Copyright!
    Edit: and thanks for the advice, too :)
     
  4. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    It's the same as the lime wedge shown in the photograph of the Bloody Mary.

    or like this:

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    Cross-posted.
     
  5. DaylightDelight Senior Member

    Japanese - Tokyo
    For what it's worth, this is a wedge (without "lemon"):
    wedge.png
     
  6. Kirill V.

    Kirill V. Senior Member

    Moscow, Russia
    Russian
    Right, but then there are "triangles" in a lemon's "cross-section", too :) (Would that one be called a "lemon slice" then, as opposed to a "wedge"?). So just wanted to double-check..
     
  7. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    A slice is usually a thin cross-section, or half a cross-section.
     
  8. Kirill V.

    Kirill V. Senior Member

    Moscow, Russia
    Russian
    Thanks a lot, now I understand everything of that business!
     
  9. Edinburgher Senior Member

    Scotland
    German/English bilingual
    The difference between a slice and a wedge is that its two cut surfaces are parallel in the slice, while in the wedge they are angled so that they intersect in a line.
     
  10. RM1(SS)

    RM1(SS) Senior Member

    Connecticut
    English - US (Midwest)
    Picture a globe. If you cut it along the lines of latitude, you are cutting it into slices. If you cut it along the lines of longitude, you are cutting it into wedges.

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