sweet lime
Lime Lime, n. [F. lime; of Persian origin. See {Lemon}.] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of the {Citrus aurantifolia}, allied to the lemon, but greener in color; also, the tree which bears it.

Note: The term lime was formerly also applied to variants of the closely related {citron}, of which there are two varieties, {Citrus Medica}, var. acida which is intensely sour, and the

{sweet lime} ({Citrus Medica}, var. Limetta) which is only slightly sour. See {citron}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. The color of the lime[1], a yellowish-green. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sweet lime — italinis citrinmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Citrus limetta), auginamas Viduržemio jūros regione, vedantis valgomus vaisius. atitikmenys: lot. Citrus limetta angl. sweet lemon; sweet lime vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet lime — palestininis citrinmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos kultūrinis augalas (Citrus limettioides), vedantis valgomus vaisius; auginamas Indijoje ir Viduržemio jūros regione. atitikmenys: lot. Citrus limettioides angl. sweet… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet lime — noun lemon tree having fruit with a somewhat insipid sweetish pulp • Syn: ↑sweet lemon, ↑Citrus limetta • Hypernyms: ↑lemon, ↑lemon tree, ↑Citrus limon, ↑genus Citrus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweet lime — Citrus (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Lime — Lime, n. [F. lime; of Persian origin. See {Lemon}.] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of the {Citrus aurantifolia}, allied to the lemon, but greener in color; also, the tree which bears it. Note: The term lime was formerly also applied to variants of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lime (fruit) — For other uses, see Lime (disambiguation). Unripened Key limes Lime is a term referring to a number of different citrus fruits, both species and hybrids, which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm in diameter, and containing …   Wikipedia

  • Lime — NOTOC Lime may refer to:Fruits*Lime (fruit), various green to yellow citrus fruits **Australian lime **Blood lime **Kaffir lime **Key lime **Persian lime **Spanish lime **Sweet lime **Wild lime *Lime tree, a common name for members of the genus… …   Wikipedia

  • sweet lemon — italinis citrinmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Citrus limetta), auginamas Viduržemio jūros regione, vedantis valgomus vaisius. atitikmenys: lot. Citrus limetta angl. sweet lemon; sweet lime vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet lemon — noun lemon tree having fruit with a somewhat insipid sweetish pulp • Syn: ↑sweet lime, ↑Citrus limetta • Hypernyms: ↑lemon, ↑lemon tree, ↑Citrus limon, ↑genus Citrus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • lime — [ laım ] noun * ▸ 1 fruit with green skin ▸ 2 white substance ▸ 3 lime green color ▸ 4 drink made from limes ▸ 5 linden tree 1. ) count or uncount a fruit with a hard green skin and sour juice that grows on a lime tree: a slice of lime 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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