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lime

Definitions of lime
  1. noun
    the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
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    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
  2. noun
    any of various related trees bearing limes
    synonyms: Citrus aurantifolia, lime tree
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    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
  3. noun
    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
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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
  4. noun
    a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    synonyms: burnt lime, calcined lime, calcium oxide, calx, fluxing lime, quicklime, unslaked lime
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    type of:
    oxide
    any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
  5. noun
    a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
  6. noun
    a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
    synonyms: birdlime
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    type of:
    adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material
    a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
  7. verb
    spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
    synonyms: birdlime
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    type of:
    scatter, spread, spread out
    strew or distribute over an area
  8. verb
    cover with lime so as to induce growth
    lime the lawn”
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    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
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