Key lime

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Key lime


[After the Florida Keys (because it was formerly widely cultivated in Florida).]

Key′ lime′


n.
a yellow lime with a bitter rather than sour taste.
[after the Florida Keys]
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Noun1.key lime - small yellow-green limes of southern Florida
lime - the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
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