- consisting of, containing, or like lime.
- smeared with birdlime.
Origin of limy
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Examples from the Web for limy
These eggs are about the size of those of a goose, and are covered with a limy shell.The World and Its People: Book VII
Anna B. Badlam
It has special adaptation for being grown on calcareous or limy soils.Clovers and How to Grow Them
Like stivalis, Bicolor does not thrive on limy soils and it is difficult to propagate from cuttings.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
These rocks preserve, by the fossils they contain, a great variety of shellfish which had limy skeletons.
These limy fossils might not be seen at all, were they not bedded in shales, which are very fine-grained.
- of, like, or smeared with birdlime
- containing or characterized by the presence of lime
- of or tasting of lime (the fruit)
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Word Origin and History for limy
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