See also: limestone

The two most common uses of the word lime include first, a group of green citrus fruits, and second, a set of inorganic mineral compounds containing calcium used in building materials and for wastewater treatment. Ironically, fruit limes are quite acidic, while the minerals are often used for their qualities as bases.


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  • Lime (material), a general term for inorganic materials containing Ca, usually calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide
  • Birdlime, a sticky substance spread on branches to trap small birds


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  • Lime (color), a color between yellow and green
  • Limes, a border marking and defense system of the ancient Roman Empire

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