Definition of American lime

1. Noun. Large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown.

Lexicographical Neighbors of American Lime

American hop
American hornbeam
American hornbeams
American ivy
American jay
American jays
American kestrel
American kestrels
American lady crab
American language
American larch
American laurel
American laurels
American leishmaniasis
American licorice
American lime
American liquorice
American lobster
American lotus
American magpie
American maidenhair fern
American marten
American mastodon
American mastodont
American merganser
American mink
American minks
American mistletoe
American mountain ash
American night heron

Literary usage of American lime

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

1. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"The american lime is readily distinguished from the European limes by the largeness of its leaves, which are 3 in. to 4 in. wide, heart-shaped, ..."

2. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"Pubescent-leaved american lime-tree. This variety is of much less vigorous growth than 3. ... Thin-leaved Pubescent american lime-tree, in the United States ..."

3. The American Forest: Or, Uncle Philip's Conversations with the Children by Lambert Lilly (1834)
"The american lime is a fine tall tree, sometimes as many as eighty feet high, and very straight. The leaves are heart-shaped, and very like the leaves of ..."

4. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"T. alba, the White or Silvery Lime ; T. glabra, the Black or Black American Lime-Tree ; T. laxiflora, Loose-Flowered american lime ; T. pubescent, ..."

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