Lima wood
Lima Li"ma (l[=e]"m[.a] or l[imac]"m[.a]), n. The capital city of Peru, in South America. [1913 Webster]

{Lima bean}. (Bot.) (a) A variety of climbing or pole bean ({Phaseolus lunatus}), which has very large flattish seeds. (b) The seed of this plant, much used for food.

{Lima wood} (Bot.), the beautiful dark wood of the South American tree {C[ae]salpinia echinata}. [1913 Webster]


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