lime tree

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Noun1.lime tree - any of various related trees bearing limeslime tree - any of various related trees bearing limes
lime - the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
genus Citrus - orange; lemon; lime; etc.
citrus tree, citrus - 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
2.lime tree - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowerslime tree - 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
genus Tilia, Tilia - deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood
basswood, linden - soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
American basswood, American lime, Tilia americana - large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown
small-leaved lime, small-leaved linden, Tilia cordata - large spreading European linden with small dark green leaves; often cultivated as an ornamental
Tilia heterophylla, white basswood, cottonwood - American basswood of the Allegheny region
Japanese lime, Japanese linden, Tilia japonica - medium-sized tree of Japan used as an ornamental
silver lime, silver linden, Tilia tomentosa - large tree native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor having leaves with white tomentum on the under side; widely cultivated as an ornamental
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Sergey Ivanovitch was all the while admiring the beauty of the woods, which were a tangled mass of leaves, pointing out to his brother now an old lime tree on the point of flowering, dark on the shady side, and brightly spotted with yellow stipules, now the young shoots of this year's saplings brilliant with emerald.
One day when she was pacing to and fro under the lime trees, a black crow hopped out of a rose-bush in front of her.
Halfway lay some snow-covered piles of firewood and across and along them a network of shadows from the bare old lime trees fell on the snow and on the path.
I can remember how, of an evening, my own father, now dead, used to sit under the lime trees in his little garden, and to read books aloud to myself and my mother.
There was something, it seemed to him, which reminded him, however faintly, of the mornings in his own land,--the perfume of the flowers from the window-boxes, perhaps, the absence of that hideous roar of traffic, or the faint aromatic scent from the lime trees in the Park, heavy from recent rain.
Welshmere has agreed to get me some orange and lime trees from the mission station at Ulava.
THE owner of a Flintshire mansion has embarked on a rescue mission to save a spectacular lime tree avenue that lines its driveway.
LIME Tree Village, a local private retirement community in Dunchurch, Warwickshire, is throwing open its doors today and inviting the public to come and look round.
Dubai's Lime Tree Cafe is celebrating its 15 th anniversary with in-store promotions and giveaways next month.
Now North Tyneside Council has planted a lime tree called tilia oliveri, which is named after Daniel Oliver.
Speaking are Marc van der Voort, managing director of Industrial Textiles and Plastics Ltd at Easingwold; Mel Fairborn-Varley, international projects director at DWA Architects in York; Brian Farrell, logistics manager at Pace plc in Bradford: and Paul Walters, director of Lime Tree Europe in Halifax.