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Noun: lime  lIm
  1. A caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    - calcium hydroxide, slaked lime, hydrated lime, calcium hydrate, caustic lime, lime hydrate
  2. A white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    - calcium oxide, quicklime, calx, calcined lime, fluxing lime, unslaked lime, burnt lime
  3. A sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
    - birdlime
  4. Any of various related trees bearing limes
    - lime tree, Citrus aurantifolia
  5. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
    - linden, linden tree, basswood, lime tree
  6. The green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
Verb: lime  lIm
  1. Spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
    - birdlime
  2. Cover with lime so as to induce growth
    "lime the lawn"

Derived forms: limes, liming, limed

Type of: adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material, citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit, citrus tree, cover, hydrated oxide, hydroxide, oxide, scatter, spread, spread out, tree

Part of: genus Citrus, genus Tilia, Tilia

Encyclopedia: Lime, Oregon