lime lime  /ˈlaɪm/


  1. (n) a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
  2. (n) a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
  3. (n) a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
  4. (n) any of various related trees bearing limes
  5. (n) 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
  6. (n) the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
  7. (v) spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
  8. (v) cover with lime so as to induce growth


  1. Before snails hibernate, their flesh is full of small, hard particles of lime that make them less desirable in the eyes of gourmets.
  2. Almond-and-lime skyr, a strained Icelandic cheese, is served on a banana leaf, wrapped like a present with bows and cellophane paper.
  3. My favorite was a long draped chiffon dress shaded in plum, praline, and lime and topped off by violet fur sleeves.


  1. Healthful options for the grill

    Cilantro-lime garlic marinade makes grilled chicken and mango kebabs a healthful choice. Grilling is a simple way to feed your family well this summer. Start with a lean meat and a healthful marinade and then allow the grill to strip away additional fat.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Butterfly garden explodes in color for U-M Health System patients, staff

    Lemon-lime Gatorade loving Painted Lady butterflies, along with Monarchs, were released Tuesday at the University of Michigan Health System's butterfly garden.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Lime Creek day camp focuses on insects

    MASON CITY — A day camp titled “Insectigations!” will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center from 10:45 a.m. to noon June 18 to 20.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Globe Gazette


  1. "The evidence demonstrates that [Lime Wire] optimized LimeWire's features to ensure that users can download digital recordings, the majority of which are protected by copyright," Wood said in her 59-page decision.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Kimba Wood Source: CNET

  2. "Trying to figure out exactly what Jell-o Ashcroft was eating in the hospital _ whether it was lime, or whether it was raspberry or cherry flavor _ really doesn't contribute anything to this discussion at this point in time," said Hoekstra,...
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Peter Hoekstra Source: FOXNews

  3. "I like stuff that stands out a bit," Watson says. "This is what you'd see if you opened my closet: lime green, pink, yellows and baby blues."
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: Bubba Watson Source: Prince George Citizen

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