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lime

noun

1 lime

A caustic substance produced by heating limestone.

synonyms: calcium hydrate, calcium hydroxide, caustic lime, hydrated lime, lime hydrate, slaked lime.

Dutch: calciumhydroxide, calciumhydroxyde
Polish: wapno gaszone, wapno lasowane, wodorotlenek wapnia



2 lime

A white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide.

synonyms: burnt lime, calcined lime, calcium oxide, calx, fluxing lime, quicklime, unslaked lime.

Dutch: calciumoxide, calciumoxyde, kalk
Polish: wapno niegaszone, wapno palone

3 lime

A sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds.

synonym: birdlime.

Dutch: lijm

4 lime

Any of various related trees bearing limes.

synonyms: Citrus aurantifolia, lime tree.

Polish: lima, limeta, limeta kwaƛna, limetka, limona, limonka

5 lime

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.

synonyms: basswood, lime tree, linden, linden tree.

Dutch: lindeboom
Polish: lipa

6 lime

The green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees.

Dutch: limoen
Polish: lima, limeta, limetka, limona, limonka

verb

1 lime

Spread birdlime on branches to catch birds.

synonym: birdlime.

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

2 lime

Cover with lime so as to induce growth.


Moby thesaurus: acid, acidulant, allure, bait, bait the hook, birdlime, bola, bread-and-butter pickle, burden, catch, catch out, chokecherry, cobweb, crab apple, cramp, cripple, cumber, decoy, dill pickle, dragnet ... show more.

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