Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fortified boundary or border, especially of the Roman Empire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A boundary.
  • n. Plural form of lime.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, one of two distinct tracts of the lateral root of the olfactory lobe of the brain, distinguished as limes alba and limes cinerca.
  • n. In zoology, a boundary; a line of division or separation between two parts or organs.

Etymologies

Latin līmes, līmit-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin limes. (Wiktionary)
Inflected forms. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My dad brought home some limes from a food show, so I juiced and zested them and start on a lime custard filling type thing.

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  • Remove the limes from the saucepan and put them on a rack to dry.

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  • Citrus can be expensive, but the limes were a mere 3/$1 at Fred Meyer.

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  • Talon: FTFA: The lemon juice ration led to British sailors being dubbed "limeys," because at the time, people thought all citrus fruits were basically the same, and all citrus fruits were called limes (FORESHADOWING: THEY'RE NOT ALL THE SAME).

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  • FTFA: The lemon juice ration led to British sailors being dubbed "limeys," because at the time, people thought all citrus fruits were basically the same, and all citrus fruits were called limes (FORESHADOWING: THEY'RE NOT ALL THE SAME).

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  • Why do some presume that the ingestion of highly spiced (meaning picante) foods or foods with acidic content such as limes mitigate disruptions in the digestive process?

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  • There are there main types of lime: high calcium limes (which we will subsequently refer to simply as "limes"), hydraulic limes and dolomitic limes.

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  • The word 'limes' was like fire to powder, his yellow face flushed, and he rapped on his desk with an energy which made Jenny skip to her seat with unusual rapidity.

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  • One of the most common but puzzling rashes that afflicts travellers in the tropics is caused when droplets from citrus fruits, such as limes or lemons, splash on skin exposed to the sun.

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  • That is why the idea which underpins Philip Parker's new book is such an intriguing one: to trace the entire length of what the Romans themselves termed the "limes", the frontier zone of their empire.

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