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limy

[lahy-mee] /ˈlaɪ mi/
adjective, limier, limiest.
1.
consisting of, containing, or like lime.
2.
smeared with birdlime.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; lime1 + -y1
Related forms
liminess, noun
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  • Then, for millions of years, the dead shells and limy parts of marine animals slowly piled deeper and deeper.
  • Agatized coral occurs when silica in the ocean water hardens, replacing the limy corals with a form of quartz know as chalcedony.
  • Over time, this jumble of dead corals on the sea floor was buried in an ooze of limy mud.
  • Reefs were built up from the limy skeletons of corals.
  • More common even in the driest deserts are sandstone caves eroded in part by water, particularly if the sandstone is limy.
British Dictionary definitions for limy

limy1

/ˈlaɪmɪ/
adjective limier, limiest
1.
of, like, or smeared with birdlime
2.
containing or characterized by the presence of lime
Derived Forms
liminess, noun

limy2

/ˈlaɪmɪ/
adjective limier, limiest
1.
of or tasting of lime (the fruit)
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Word Origin and History for limy
adj.

resembling or coated with lime, 1550s, from lime (n.1) + -y (2).

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