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Lime

Postby sluggo » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:48 am

lime
n.
1. A spiny evergreen shrub or tree (Citrus aurantifolia), native to Asia and having leathery leaves, fragrant white flowers, and edible fruit.
2. The egg-shaped fruit of this plant, having a green rind and acid juice used as flavoring.
[Probably French from Spanish lima, from Arabic lma, lm, probably from lmn, lemon; see lemon.]

(free onlne dictionary)

Brought to mind by the recent limn, also recalling the confusion/collision between lemon and lime in other languages/cultures (explored here)
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:40 pm

The doctor's discussion of Limn and his reference to his
book had me check it out again with the words he mentions
whereupon I noticed he 'limned' the book with his
autograph on the front page. (Misuse of limn, I know)
but I wanted him to know I noticed.

I really used to love eating limes. Don't do so much anymore, but will use limes instead of lemons when cooking and the recipe calls for it.

Interesting discussion as to cultures and their use of
limes and lemons; and it is easy to see how they see
no distinction between the two. Many lemons in stores
are yellow until riper, I know.
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