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  Definition of lime
  1. the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
  2. 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
  3. any of various related trees bearing limes
  4. a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
  5. a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
  6. a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
  7. cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"
  8. spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
Similar Words: linden, linden tree, basswood, lime tree, Citrus aurantifolia, birdlime, calcium oxide, quicklime, calx, calcined lime, fluxing lime, unslaked lime, burnt lime, calcium hydroxide, slaked lime, hydrated lime, calcium hydrate, caustic lime, lime hydrate

 

Hyponyms: key lime, American basswood, American lime, Tilia americana, small-leaved linden, small-leaved lime, Tilia cordata, white basswood, cottonwood, Tilia heterophylla, Japanese linden, Japanese lime, Tilia japonica, silver lime, silver linden, Tilia tomentosa

 

Part Meronyms: lime tree, Citrus aurantifolia

 

Member Meronyms: Tilia, genus Tilia, genus Citrus

 

Derivational Morphology: birdlime, calcium oxide, quicklime, calx, calcined lime, fluxing lime, unslaked lime, burnt lime, calcium hydroxide, slaked lime, hydrated lime, calcium hydrate, caustic lime, lime hydrate

 

Anagrams: mile

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: bli and gëlqere   Bosnian: lipa  
Bulgarian: вар   Catalan: calç and llima  
Croatian: vapno   Danish: kalk and lime  
Dutch: limoen and linde   Finnish: kalkki and lehmus and lime  
French: Chaux and lime and tilleul   German: Kalk and Limone and Linde  
Hungarian: hárs and mész   Icelandic: súraldin  
Italian: calce and lime   Japanese: ライム and 石灰  
Latin: tilia   Maltese: lumiċell  
Polish: lima and lipa and wapno   Portuguese: lima and tília  
Romanian: tei and var   Russian: известь and липа  
Slovene: lipa   Spanish: lima  
 
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