"O limão é verde."
Translation:The lemon is green.
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Anecdotal: when I was a teenager in Caracas in the late 90s, the farmer's market had 'Lima' (Key) limes and 'California' yellow lemons, and local mottled yellow-greenish sour citrus fruit somewhere in between, all called limones. Limones de Lima and so on.
When I was a kid in Brazil (Dad was a geologist, so we traveled around) I remember limao being a Meyer lemon-looking thing as big as a navel orange, and I remember eating them whole. As tart as a grapefruit.
I think it might be a whole different species, like a lemon-lime?
Apologies for no accents, I don't know how to do them on the phone.
The opposite - it would need time to ripen. But a lime (typically green when fresh, yellow-green if it's a key lime or overripe) and a lemon (yellow when it's ready to eat) aren't the same fruit at all, any more than either one is a tangerine (though they're all closely and bizarrely interrelated).