limy

[lahy-mee]
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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
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limy

1

adjective limier or limiest

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

limy

2

adjective limier or limiest

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

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

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