Meaning of LIME in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English līm; akin to Old High German līm bird~, Latin limus mud, s~, and perhaps to Latin linere to smear Date: before 12th century bird~ , 2. a caustic highly infusible solid that consists of calcium oxide often together with magnesium oxide, that is obtained by calcining forms of calcium carbonate (as shells or ~stone), and that is used in building (as in mortar and plaster) and in agriculture, a dry white powder consisting essentially of calcium hydroxide that is made by treating quick~ with water, calcium , II. transitive verb (~d; liming) Date: 13th century to smear with a sticky substance (as bird~), to entangle with or as if with bird~, to treat or cover with ~ , III. adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or containing ~ or ~stone, IV. noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English lind, from Old English; akin to Old High German linta linden Date: 1625 a linden tree, V. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Spanish lima, from Arabic līma, līm Date: 1583 the small globose yellowish green fruit of a widely cultivated spiny tropical Asian citrus tree ( Citrus aurantifolia ) with a usually acid juicy pulp used as a flavoring agent and as a source of vitamin C, a tree that bears ~s

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