Green limes on a tree. Lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, about 3-6 centimeters in diameter and containing acidic juice vesicles. Limes are excellent source of vitamin C.

Citrus aurantifolia

Synonymes :
Clé de Lima
Lime (Wiktionary)



  • IPA(key): /laɪm/
  • Rhymes: -aɪm

Etymology 1

From Middle English lyme, lym, lime, from Old English līm, from Proto-Germanic *līmaz. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Liem (glue), Dutch lijm, German Leim (glue), Danish lim (from Old Norse lím), Latin limus (mud

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