Meaning of LIME in English

LIME

~ 1

■ noun

1》 quick~, slaked ~, or any salt or alkali containing calcium.

2》 archaic bird~.

■ verb

1》 treat with ~.

2》 archaic catch (a bird) with bird~.

Derivatives

limy adjective

Origin

OE līm , of Gmc origin; related to loam .

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~ 2

■ noun

1》 a rounded green citrus fruit similar to a lemon.

↘a drink made from ~ juice.

2》 (also ~ tree ) the evergreen citrus tree which produces ~s. [ Citrus aurantifolia .]

3》 a bright light green colour.

Origin

C17: from Fr., from mod. Provençal limo , Sp. lima , from Arab. līma ; cf. lemon .

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~ 3

(also ~ tree )

■ noun a deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant yellowish blossom. [Genus Tilia : many species.]

Origin

C17: alt. of obs. line , from OE lind (see linden ).

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