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noun     lime pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a fruit with a hard green skin and sour juice that grows on a lime tree

    a slice of lime

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  2. 3
    [uncountable] a lime-green colour
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  3. 4
    [countable/uncountable] British a sweet drink made from limes or tasting of limes
  4. 5
    [countable] British a tree with heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers that smell pleasant
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  5. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    in Trinidadian English, an informal social gathering, or hanging out

    A lime has no specific purpose beyond sharing food, drink, and conversation.

    Submitted by RebelBeckerton from Canada on 06/03/2017
  6. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    also a verb

    We going to lime at Maracas beach.

    Submitted by RebelBeckerton from Canada on 06/03/2017


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