lime


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\ (l[imac]m), n. [See Leam a string.]
   A thong by which a dog is led; a leash. --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\, n. [Formerly line, for earlier lind. See Linden.]
   (Bot.)
   The linden tree. See Linden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. The color of the lime[1], a yellowish-green.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\, v. t. [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.
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            These twigs, in time, will come to be limed.
                                                  --L'Estrange.
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   2. To entangle; to insnare.
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            We had limed ourselves
            With open eyes, and we must take the chance.
                                                  --Tennyson.
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   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.
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            Land may be improved by draining, marling, and
            liming.                               --Sir J.
                                                  Child.
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   4. To cement. "Who gave his blood to lime the stones
      together." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lime \Lime\, n. [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.
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            Like the lime
            That foolish birds are caught with.   --Wordsworth.
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   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.
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   Note: Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble,
         chalk, bones, shells, etc.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

lime \lime\ (l[imac]m"), a.
   having a yellowish-green color like that of the lime (the
   fruit).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Citron \Cit"ron\ (s[i^]t"r[u^]n), n. [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.
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   2. A citron tree, Citrus medica.
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   3. A citron melon.
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   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.
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