lime

Primary Meanings of lime

1.
n
the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
2.
nv
a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
Full Definitions of lime
1

n the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

Types:
key lime
small yellow-green limes of southern Florida
Type of:
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit
any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions

n any of various related trees bearing limes

Synonyms:
Citrus aurantifolia, lime tree
Type of:
citrus, citrus tree
any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds

n any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber

Synonyms:
basswood, lime tree, linden, linden tree
Types:
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American basswood, American lime, Tilia americana
large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown
Tilia cordata, small-leaved lime, small-leaved linden
large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental
Tilia heterophylla, cottonwood, white basswood
American basswood of the Allegheny region
Japanese lime, Japanese linden, Tilia japonica
medium-sized tree of Japan used as an ornamental
Tilia tomentosa, silver lime, silver linden
large tree native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor having leaves with white tomentum on the under side; widely cultivated as an ornamental
Type of:
tree
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2

n a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

Synonyms:
burnt lime, calcined lime, calcium oxide, calx, fluxing lime, quicklime, unslaked lime
Type of:
oxide
any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

n a caustic substance produced by heating limestone

n a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds

Synonyms:
birdlime
Type of:
adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material
a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

v spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

Synonyms:
birdlime
Type of:
scatter, spread, spread out
strew or distribute over an area

v cover with lime so as to induce growth

lime the lawn”
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered

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