adjective, lim·i·er, lim·i·est.

consisting of, containing, or like lime.
smeared with birdlime.

Origin of limy

First recorded in 1545–55; lime1 + -y1
Related formslim·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective limier or limiest

of, like, or smeared with birdlime
containing or characterized by the presence of lime
Derived Formsliminess, noun



adjective limier or limiest

of or tasting of lime (the fruit)
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Word Origin and History for limy

resembling or coated with lime, 1550s, from lime (n.1) + -y (2).

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