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lime tree

a linden or basswood.
Origin of lime tree
1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Meet me at the lime-tree, just by the ferry, at eleven o'clock; but not earlier.

    The Village Notary Jzsef Etvs
  • For a long time we stood on the river-bank beneath a lime-tree.

  • But Siegfried easily passed them and arrived at the lime-tree where was the well.

  • The purfling is composed of three strips of lime-tree, two of which are stained black.

    The Violin George Hart
  • "There's a spring here, boys," he cried gleefully from the lime-tree hollow.

    In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald
  • He was about to proceed to the smithy, when a woman's voice called him under the lime-tree.

    Historical Miniatures August Strindberg
  • Adhesions occasionally take place between the peduncle and the bracts or leaves of the plant, as in the lime-tree (fig. 7).

  • Why did your cruel destiny make you see a Sainte-Nitouche drinking tea under a lime-tree?

  • Seeing who it was, we stood still under our lime-tree, and let them come up to us.

    Black Beauty Anna Sewell
  • When his eyes became accustomed to the radiant light, the Prince saw the magician of the lime-tree sitting on a dazzling throne.

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