Lime is a term referring to a citrus fruit which is typically round, green, 3–6 cm in diameter, and containing sour pulp. There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime, and desert lime. Limes are a good source of vitamin C, and are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round and are usually smaller and less sour than lemons.

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  1. A general term for inorganic materials containing calcium, usually calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide; quicklime.
  2. Any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone; sometimes a synonym for birdlime.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A deciduous tree of the genus Tilia, especially ; the linden tree, or its wood.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon.
  2. Any of the trees that bear limes, especially .
  3. A light, somewhat yellowish, green colour associated with the fruits of a lime tree.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. A fan fiction story that stops short of full, explicit descriptions of sexual activity; a story characterized by PG-13 level explicitness; or one that approaches an intimate scene, and then goes "off-camera", with the intimacy left to the reader's imagination.


  1. To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).
  2. To smear with birdlime.
    1. To ensnare, catch, entrap.
      1. To apply limewash

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To hang out/socialize in an informal, relaxed environment, especially with friends, for example at a party or on the beach.


  1. Containing lime or lime juice.
  2. Having the aroma or flavor of lime.
  3. Lime-green.

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