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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lime \Lime\ (l[imac]m), noun [See {Leam} a string.] A thong by which a dog is led; a leash. --Halliwell.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lime \Lime\, noun [Formerly line, for earlier lind. See {Linden}.] (Bot.) The linden tree. See {Linden}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lime \Lime\, noun [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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lime \Lime\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Limed} (l[imac]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liming}.] [Cf. AS. gel[imac]man to glue or join together. See {Lime} a viscous substance.]

1. To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.

These twigs, in time, will come to be limed. --L'Estrange.

2. To entangle; to insnare.

We had limed ourselves With open eyes, and we must take the chance. --Tennyson.

3. To treat with lime, or oxide or hydrate of calcium; to manure with lime; as, to lime hides for removing the hair; to lime sails in order to whiten them; to lime the lawn to decrease acidity of the soil.

Land may be improved by draining, marling, and liming. --Sir J. Child.

4. To cement. "Who gave his blood to lime the stones together." --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lime \Lime\, noun [AS. l[imac]m; akin to D. lijm, G. leim, OHG. l[imac]m, Icel. l[imac]m, Sw. lim, Dan. liim, L. limus mud, linere to smear, and E. loam. [root]126. Cf. {Loam}, {Liniment}.]

1. Birdlime.

Like the lime That foolish birds are caught with. --Wordsworth.

2. (Chem.) Oxide of calcium, {CaO}; the white or gray, caustic substance, usually called {quicklime}, obtained by calcining limestone or shells, the heat driving off carbon dioxide and leaving lime. It develops great heat when treated with water, forming {slaked lime}, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble, chalk, bones, shells, etc.

{Caustic lime}, Calcium hydroxide or slaked lime; also, in a less technical sense, calcium oxide or quicklime.

{Lime burner}, one who burns limestone, shells, etc., to make lime.

{Lime pit}, a limestone quarry.

{Lime rod}, {Lime twig}, a twig smeared with birdlime; hence, that which catches; a snare. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

lime \lime\ (l[imac]m"), adjective having a yellowish-green color like that of the lime (the fruit). [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Citron \Cit"ron\ (s[i^]t"r[u^]n), noun [F. citron, LL. citro, fr. L. citrus citron tree (cf. citreum, sc. malum, a citron), from Gr. ki'tron citron]

1. (Bot) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic; it is produced by the citron tree ({Citrus medica}). The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce. The fruit was once called the {lime}.

2. A citron tree, {Citrus medica}.

3. A citron melon.

{Citron melon}. (a) A small variety of muskmelon with sugary greenish flesh. (b) A small variety of watermelon, whose solid white flesh is used in making sweetmeats and preserves.

{Citron tree} (Bot.), the tree which bears citrons. It was probably a native of northern India, and is now understood to be the typical form of {Citrus Medica}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lime

noun

1: a caustic substance produced by heating limestone [syn: {calcium hydroxide}, {lime}, {slaked lime}, {hydrated lime}, {calcium hydrate}, {caustic lime}, {lime hydrate}]

2: a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide [syn: {calcium oxide}, {quicklime}, {lime}, {calx}, {calcined lime}, {fluxing lime}, {unslaked lime}, {burnt lime}]

3: a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds [syn: {birdlime}, {lime}]

4: any of various related trees bearing limes [syn: {lime}, {lime tree}, {Citrus aurantifolia}]

5: 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 [syn: {linden}, {linden tree}, {basswood}, {lime}, {lime tree}]

6: the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

verb

1: spread birdlime on branches to catch birds [syn: {birdlime}, {lime}]

2: cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"


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