Meaning of LIME in English



Function: noun

Etymology: Middle French, from Spanish lima, from Arabic l ī ma, l ī m

Date: 1583

1 : 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

2 : a tree that bears limes

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