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Definition of lime noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a small green fruit, like a lemon, with a lot of sour juice, used in cooking and in drinks; the juice of this fruit lime juice slices of lime
  2. 2(also lime tree) [countable] a tree on which limes grow
  3. 3(also quicklime) [uncountable] a white substance obtained by heating limestone, used in building materials and to help plants grow
  4. 4(also lime tree) [countable] = linden
  5. 5[uncountable] = lime green
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lime