Limy Lim"y (l[imac]m"[y^]), a. [See 4th {Lime}.] 1. Smeared with, or consisting of, lime; viscous. ``Limy snares.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Containing lime; as, a limy soil. [1913 Webster]

3. Resembling lime; having the qualities of lime. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • limy — [līm′ē] adj. limier, limiest 1. covered with, consisting of, or like birdlime; sticky 2. of, like, or containing lime liminess n …   English World dictionary

  • limy — limey, limy Limey is the adjective corresponding to the fruit called lime, whereas limy relates to the caustic alkaline substance. Limey (with a capital initial letter) is an AmE slang term for a person from Britain, and arose from the enforced… …   Modern English usage

  • limy — adjective containing or covered in lime 1 (3): limy particles …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • limy — Ⅰ. lime [1] ► NOUN 1) quicklime, slaked lime, or any salt or alkali containing calcium. 2) archaic birdlime. ► VERB ▪ treat with lime. DERIVATIVES limy adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • limy — or limey adjective (limier; est) Date: circa 1552 1. smeared with or consisting of lime ; viscous 2. containing lime or limestone 3. resembling or having the qualities of lime …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • limy — liminess, n. /luy mee/, adj., limier, limiest. 1. consisting of, containing, or like lime. 2. smeared with birdlime. [1545 55; LIME1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • limy — adjective /ˈlaɪ.mi/ Containing or resembling lime …   Wiktionary

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