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Meaning of lime

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a caustic substance produced by heating limestone [syn:
           {calcium hydroxide}, {lime}, {slaked lime}, {hydrated
           lime}, {calcium hydrate}, {caustic lime}, {lime hydrate}]
      2: a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium
         hydroxide [syn: {calcium oxide}, {quicklime}, {lime}, {calx},
         {calcined lime}, {fluxing lime}, {unslaked lime}, {burnt
      3: a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to
         capture small birds [syn: {birdlime}, {lime}]
      4: any of various related trees bearing limes [syn: {lime},
         {lime tree}, {Citrus aurantifolia}]
      5: 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 [syn:
         {linden}, {linden tree}, {basswood}, {lime}, {lime tree}]
      6: the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees
      v 1: spread birdlime on branches to catch birds [syn:
           {birdlime}, {lime}]
      2: cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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