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Noun1.Tilia - deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime treesTilia - deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Tiliaceae, linden family, Tiliaceae - chiefly trees and shrubs of tropical and temperate regions of especially southeastern Asia and Brazil; genera Tilia, Corchorus, Entelea, Grewia, Sparmannia
linden tree, basswood, lime tree, linden, lime - 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
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There was, and still is, an inn within a stone's throw of the great iron gates, with two very old lime trees in front of it, where we used to lunch on our arrival at a little table spread with a red and blue check cloth, the lime blossoms dropping into our soup, and the bees humming in the scented shadows overhead.
His stock includes acacia honey from Hungary, sweet chestnut honey from southern France, and lime blossom honey from Czech Republic.
Fresh, ripe and fairly complex on the nose with a temperate but incisive streak of herbs and grass working in consort with its ample, very continuous fruit of fragrant lime blossom, stone fruit and orange peel with tangy green apple.
The supplier also reports the yeast intensifies the varietal character by producing "zesty and complex notes" of citrus (grapefruit), tropical fruit (guava, passion fruit, pineapple) and flowers (jasmine, lime blossom).
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"I fell in the hallway downstairs a few minutes ago," explained Klergz, "and now Madame is offering me some lime blossom mint tea, so ..."
Guests can choose from one of three spa taster treatments -- Relax & Revive Spa Taster -- a back, neck and shoulder massage with an express revitalising facial -- the Renew & Recover Spa Taster -- a back, neck and shoulder massage, lime blossom scalp massage, with a blow dry for women or a relaxing foot massage for men -- and the Revitalise & Refresh Spa Taster which includes a full body scrub and wrap with hydro tone bath.
Though all flowers are beautiful, perhaps Pussy Willow sounds like the best option to go for on Mothering Sunday and Lime Blossom best saved for Valentine's Day!"