Definition of Spanish lime

1. Noun. Tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp.

2. Noun. Round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes.
Exact synonyms: Genip
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Genip, Ginep, Honey Berry, Mamoncillo, Melicocca Bijuga, Melicocca Bijugatus, Spanish Lime Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanish Lime

Spanish donkey
Spanish donkeys
Spanish elm
Spanish fever
Spanish flu
Spanish fly
Spanish garlic
Spanish gorse
Spanish green
Spanish grunt
Spanish guitar
Spanish ham
Spanish heath
Spanish influenza
Spanish iris
Spanish lime (current term)
Spanish lime tree
Spanish mackerel
Spanish monetary unit
Spanish moss
Spanish oak
Spanish omelet
Spanish omelets
Spanish omelette
Spanish omelettes
Spanish onion
Spanish oyster plant
Spanish paprika
Spanish people
Spanish peseta

Literary usage of Spanish lime

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan (1899)
"... almond, banana, sapodilla, tamarind, Jamaica apple, mango, Spanish lime, cotton-tree, royal poinciana, " Geiger flower " (a local name), alligator-pear, ..."

2. Puerto Rico by Don Philpott (2003)
"... or Spanish lime, a small, green fruit with a sweet/sour flesh surrounding a large seed; the níspero, or sapodilla, a cloyingly sweet morsel with a ..."

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