lime Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lime" in British English

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limenoun

uk   us   /laɪm/

lime noun (FRUIT)

[C or U] a round ​fruitcontaining a lot of ​juice that is ​sour like a ​lemon but ​smaller and ​green, or the ​smalltree on which this ​fruitgrows

lime noun (TREE)

[C] (also lime tree, US usually linden) a ​largetree with ​leavesshaped like a ​heart and ​paleyellowflowers

lime noun (CHEMICAL)

[U] (also quicklime ) a ​whitesubstance that is used ​especially to ​spread on the ​land to ​improve the ​quality of ​earth so that ​cropsgrowbetter [U] (also limescale, scale) whitematerial that ​collects inside ​waterpipes, kettles, etc. in ​areas where the ​water is hard (= ​contains a lot of ​naturalchemicals)

limeverb [T]

uk   us   /laɪm/
to ​spread the ​substance lime on a ​piece of ​land
(Definition of lime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lime" in American English

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limenoun

 us   /lɑɪm/

lime noun (FRUIT)

[C/U] a ​green, ​ovalfruit whose ​juice has a ​sourtaste

lime noun (CHEMICAL)

[U] a ​whitepowderysubstance used in ​buildingmaterials and to ​improveearth for ​crops
(Definition of lime from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lime”
in Korean 라임…
in Arabic لَيمون أخْضَر حامِض…
in Malaysian kapur…
in French chaux…
in Russian лайм, липа, известь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水果, 酸橙(樹)…
in Italian lime, limetta…
in Turkish misket limonu, ıhlamur, ıhlamur ağacı…
in Polish limonka, limona, lipa…
in Spanish cal…
in Vietnamese vôi…
in Portuguese limão…
in Thai ปูนขาว…
in German der Kalk…
in Catalan llima…
in Japanese ライム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水果, 酸橙(树)…
in Indonesian kapur…
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