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lime tree

a linden or basswood.
Origin of lime tree
First recorded in 1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Both the bark and the wood of the lime tree are valuable," she continued.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge Ella Rodman Church
  • Over the front steps the yellowing leaves of a lime tree rustled in the wind and detached themselves one by one.

  • The site of the Lower Cross, at the eastern end, is marked by a lime tree planted in 1742.

    The Hawarden Visitors' Hand-Book William Henry Gladstone
  • This is the fibre yielded by the Corchorus capsularis, a lime tree growing in India and China.

  • Did the wretch never hear bees in a lime tree then, or ever see one on a star gentian?

    Proserpina, Volume 2 John Ruskin
  • He understood what a human dwelling was, a garden, a path, a brook and a lime tree; and he was not afraid of anything.

    Little Tom V. Tille
  • Priscilla, returning without her father at half past six o'clock, found Frank sitting alone under the lime tree.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • Why did your cruel destiny make you see a Sainte Nitouche drinking tea under a lime tree?

  • Two more years slipped by, when one day during the king's absence the stepmother found Dotterine sitting under a lime tree.

  • A lime tree, whose leaves were stirred by the languorous breeze, kept tapping against the window.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim

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