Meaning of “lime” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /laɪm/
FRUIT [ C, U ]

a small, green fruit that is sour like a lemon

TREE [ C ] (also lime tree, uk us )

a large tree that has pale green leaves and yellow flowers


a white substance that is found in water and soil and is used to improve the quality of soil

COLOUR [ U ] (also lime green, uk us )

a bright colour that is a mixture of yellow and green

lime (also lime-green) adjective

(Definition of “lime” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)