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Topic: INDUSTRY

Sense: 1,4
Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Provençal limo, from Arabic lim
Sense: 2
Origin: Old English lind
Sense: 3
Origin: Old English lim

lime

1 noun
     
lime
lime1
1 [countable]DFF a small juicy green fruit with a sour taste, or the tree this grows on
2 [countable]HBP a tree with pleasant-smelling yellow flowers [= linden]
3 [uncountable]TI a white substance obtained by burning limestone, used for making cement, marking sports fields etc [= quicklime]
4 [uncountable] a light yellowish green colour
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