Associations to the word «Lime»

Pictures for the word «Lime»


LIME, noun. (chemistry) A general term for inorganic materials containing calcium, usually calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide; quicklime.
LIME, noun. (poetic) Any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone; sometimes a synonym for birdlime.
LIME, verb. (transitive) To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).
LIME, verb. (transitive) To smear with birdlime.
LIME, verb. (rare) To ensnare, catch, entrap.
LIME, verb. (transitive) To apply limewash
LIME, noun. A deciduous tree of the genus Tilia, especially Tilia × europaea; the linden tree, or its wood.
LIME, noun. Any of several green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon.
LIME, noun. Any of the trees that bear limes, especially key lime, Citrus aurantiifolia.
LIME, noun. A light, somewhat yellowish, green colour associated with the fruits of a lime tree.
LIME, adjective. Containing lime or lime juice.
LIME, adjective. Having the aroma or flavor of lime.
LIME, adjective. Lime-green.
LIME, verb. (West Indies) To hang out/socialize in an informal, relaxed environment, especially with friends, for example at a party or on the beach.
LIME, noun. (anime) A fan fiction story that stops short of full, explicit descriptions of sexual activity, with the intimacy left to the reader's imagination.
LIME JUICE, noun. The liquid extract of lime fruit, notably sour and often condensed, as used especially in food preparation.
LIME JUICE, noun. (nonstandard) Limeade, a fruit juice made from limes.
LIME JUICES, noun. Plural of lime juice
LIME MORTAR, noun. A soft form of mortar made from sand and slaked lime.
LIME RICKEY, noun. Any one of a number of different drinks containing lime juice as a primary ingredient
LIME SULFUR, noun. A mixture of calcium polysulfides used as a fungicide and insecticide on deciduous trees.
LIME WATER, noun. Alternative spelling of limewater

Dictionary definition

LIME, noun. A caustic substance produced by heating limestone.
LIME, noun. A white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide.
LIME, noun. A sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds.
LIME, noun. Any of various related trees bearing limes.
LIME, noun. 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.
LIME, noun. The green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees.
LIME, verb. Spread birdlime on branches to catch birds.
LIME, verb. Cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn".

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