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Lime tree   /laɪm tri/   Listen
Lime tree

noun
1.
Any of various related trees bearing limes.  Synonyms: Citrus aurantifolia, lime.
2.
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.  Synonyms: basswood, lime, linden, linden tree.



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"Lime tree" Quotes from Famous Books



... across at a tall slender girl that was sitting contentedly on an outlying root of the lime tree, beside of Sir Thomas, and ...
— The King's Achievement • Robert Hugh Benson

... vague spring of gentle-folk, or at all events of well-to-do burgesses, taking their pleasure on the lawns of castle parks, or the green holiday places close to the city, much as we see them in the first part of "Faust;" a sweet but monotonous charm of grass, beneath green lime tree, or in the South the elm or plane; under which are seated the poet and the fiddler, playing and singing for the young women, their hair woven with chaplets of fresh flowers, dancing upon the sward. And poet after poet, Provencal, Italian, and German, Nithart and ...
— Euphorion - Being Studies of the Antique and the Mediaeval in the - Renaissance - Vol. I • Vernon Lee



Words linked to "Lime tree" :   Spanish lime tree, American basswood, genus Tilia, silver lime, Japanese linden, Tilia americana, citrus, American lime, Tilia cordata, small-leaved lime, cottonwood, Tilia, tree, small-leaved linden, Tilia tomentosa, citrus tree, Tilia japonica, Japanese lime, silver linden, white basswood, genus Citrus, Tilia heterophylla



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