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English definition of “lime”

lime

noun
 
 
/laɪm/
FRUIT [C, U] a small, green fruit that is sour like a lemonTypes of fruit
TREE [C] (also lime tree,
 
 
)
a large tree that has pale green leaves and yellow flowersDeciduous trees
SUBSTANCE [U] a white substance that is found in water and soil and is used to improve the quality of soilSoil
COLOUR [U] (also lime green,
 
 
)
a bright colour that is a mixture of yellow and green Less common coloursCommon colours
lime (also lime-green) adjective
(Definition of lime from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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