Dictionary Results for limes


1. lime - noun

· a caustic substance produced by heating limestone

Synonym(s): calcium_hydroxide, slaked_lime, hydrated_lime, calcium_hydrate, caustic_lime, lime_hydrate

Hypernym(s): hydroxide, hydrated_oxide




2. lime - noun

· a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

Synonym(s): calcium_oxide, quicklime, calx, calcined_lime, fluxing_lime, unslaked_lime, burnt_lime

Hypernym(s): oxide




3. lime - noun

· a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds

Synonym(s): birdlime

Hypernym(s): adhesive_material, adhesive_agent, adhesive




4. lime - noun

· any of various related trees bearing limes

Synonym(s): lime_tree, Citrus_aurantifolia

Hypernym(s): citrus, citrus_tree




5. lime - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): linden, linden_tree, basswood, lime_tree

Hypernym(s): tree




6. lime - noun

· the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

Hypernym(s): citrus, citrus_fruit, citrous_fruit




7. lime - verb

· spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

Synonym(s): birdlime

Hypernym(s): spread, scatter, spread_out




8. lime - verb

· cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"

Hypernym(s): cover





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