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lime

lime(
laym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (fruit)
a. la lima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Limes are more sour than lemons.Las limas son más agrias que los limones.
b. el limón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I need a lime for the guacamole.Necesito un limón para el guacamole.
2. (citrus tree)
a. el limero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
What time of year do limes usually bloom?¿Durante cuál época del año florecen normalmente los limeros?
b. el limonero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
The lime is losing its leaves.Se le están cayendo las hojas al limonero.
c. el palo de limón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
We've planted a lime in the backyard.Plantamos un palo de limón en el jardín trasero.
3. (linden tree) (United Kingdom)
a. el tilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The branches of my lime provide shade in the garden.Las ramas de mi tilo proporcionan sombra al jardín.
4. (chemistry)
a. la cal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Lime is an irritant.La cal es un irritante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (agriculture)
a. abonar con cal
The acid soil here benefits from liming in the early spring.Al suelo ácido de aquí le beneficia ser abonado con cal al principio de la primavera.
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lime
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (chemistry)
a. la cal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
lime [laɪm]
noun
(Geol) cal (f); (birdlime) liga (f);
transitive verb
(Agr) abonar con cal
lime [laɪm]
noun
(Bot) (citrus fruit) lima (f); (tree) limero (m); (colour) verde (m) lima;
modifier
lime juice (n) zumo (m) or jugo (m) de lima; (LAm)
lime [laɪm]
noun
(Bot) (also lime tree) (linden) tilo (m)
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