Definition of Kaffir lime in English:

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Kaffir lime


A SE Asian citrus tree whose fragrant leaves are used in Thai and Indonesian cooking.

Citrus hystrix, family Rutaceae

Example sentences
  • But the salmon was overcooked, and the dish failed to sing, its aromatic filaments of kaffir lime leaf notwithstanding.
  • The name kaffir lime derives from Asia rather than South Africa, perhaps from Indian Muslims who encountered the fruit as an import from Thailand and Sri Lanka, where non-Muslims predominated.
  • Magrood, also known as kaffir lime, is a citrus tree grown in Southeast Asia for its flavorful leaves and the peel of its fruit.

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