Definition of “lime” - English Dictionary

“lime” in British English

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limenoun

uk /laɪm/ us /laɪm/

lime noun (CHEMICAL)

[ U ] also quicklime, a white substance that is used especially to spread on the land to improve the quality of earth so that crops grow better

[ U ] also limescale, scale white material that collects inside water pipes, kettles, etc. in areas where the water is hard (= contains a lot of natural chemicals)

limeverb [ T ]

uk /laɪm/ us /laɪm/

(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, oval fruit whose juice has a sour taste

lime noun (CHEMICAL)

(Definition of “lime” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)