Citrus aurantifolia

Citrus aurantifolia
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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