Definition of American lime
1. Noun. Large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown.
Generic synonyms: Basswood, Lime, Lime Tree, Linden, Linden Tree
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Literary usage of American lime
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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, ..."