|1.||quicklime birdlime short for slaked lime|
|2.||agriculture any of certain calcium compounds, esp calcium hydroxide, spread as a dressing on lime-deficient land|
|3.||to spread (twigs, etc) with birdlime|
|4.||to spread a calcium compound upon (land) to improve plant growth|
|5.||to catch (animals, esp birds) with or as if with birdlime|
|6.||to whitewash or cover (a wall, ceiling, etc) with a mixture of lime and water (limewash)|
|[Old English līm; related to Icelandic līm glue, Latin līmus slime]|
|1.||a small Asian citrus tree, Citrus aurantifolia, with stiff sharp spines and small round or oval greenish fruits|
|2.||a. the fruit of this tree, having acid fleshy pulp rich in vitamin C|
|b. (as modifier): lime juice|
|3.||having the flavour of lime fruit|
|[C17: from French, from Provençal, from Arabic līmah]|
lime 1 (līm)
A spiny evergreen shrub or tree (Citrus aurantifolia) native to Asia and having leathery leaves, fragrant white flowers, and edible fruit.
The egg-shaped fruit of this plant, having a green rind and acid juice used as flavoring.
|lime (līm) Pronunciation Key
A white, lumpy, caustic powder made of calcium oxide sometimes mixed with other chemicals. It is made industrially by heating limestone, bones, or shells. Lime is used as an industrial alkali, in waste treatment, and in making glass, paper, steel, insecticides, and building plaster. It is also added to soil to lower its acidity.
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The Hebrew word so rendered means "boiling" or "effervescing." From Isa. 33:12 it appears that lime was made in a kiln lighted by thorn-bushes. In Amos 2:1 it is recorded that the king of Moab "burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime." The same Hebrew word is used in Deut. 27:2-4, and is there rendered "plaster." Limestone is the chief constituent of the mountains of Syria.