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"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)







"lime" in British English

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limenoun

uk   us   /laɪm/
  • 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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