limy

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lime 1

(līm)
n.
1. Any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Citrus having edible green or greenish-yellow fruit, especially the Mexican lime and the Persian lime.
2. The fruit of any of these plants, having a pulpy interior and usually acid juice.

[French, from Spanish lima, from Arabic līma, from Persian līmū, lemon, any of various citrus fruits; akin to Hindi nimbū and Gujarati lību, lime, of Austroasiatic origin; akin to Mundari (Munda language of Jharkhand, India) lembu.]

lime 2

 (līm)
n.
See linden.

[Alteration of Middle English lind, line, from Old English lind.]

lime 3

 (līm)
n.
1.
b. Any of various mineral and industrial forms of calcium oxide differing chiefly in water content and percentage of constituents such as magnesia, silica, alumina, and iron.
2. Birdlime.
tr.v. limed, lim·ing, limes
1. To treat with lime.
2. To smear with birdlime.
3. To catch or snare with or as if with birdlime.

[Middle English lim, from Old English līm, birdlime; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

lim′y adj.

limy

(ˈlaɪmɪ)
adj, limier or limiest
1. of, like, or smeared with birdlime
2. containing or characterized by the presence of lime
ˈliminess n

limy

(ˈlaɪmɪ)
adj, limier or limiest
(Cookery) of or tasting of lime (the fruit)

lim•y

(ˈlaɪ mi)

adj. lim•i•er, lim•i•est.
1. consisting of, containing, or like lime.
2. smeared with birdlime.
[1545–55]
lim′i•ness, n.
Translations

limy

[ˈlaɪmɪ] ADJcalizo

limy

adj (+er)kalkhaltig