Definition of Spanish lime
1. Noun. Tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp.
Terms within: Genip
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Group relationships: Genus Melicocca, Genus Melicoccus, Melicocca, Melicoccus
2. Noun. Round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Genip, Ginep, Honey Berry, Mamoncillo, Melicocca Bijuga, Melicocca Bijugatus, Spanish Lime Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanish Lime
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 ..."