- 1 (Farming)(land/soil)
abonar con calExample sentences
- Soil is limed in some areas to improve barley growth and productivity on acid soils, but this practice is often economically unfeasible.
- The soil was limed by applying 5 • 5 g CaCO 3 kg - 1 soil.
- The rest will become available over time, and many nutrients will also become more available when a soil is limed.
untar con ligaExample sentences
- A room currently used as a study, but which could also make a third bedroom, also has a cast-iron fireplace as well as built-in presses and limed tongue-and-groove floorboards.
- Beds are set on platforms or suspended from ceilings, bathtubs are hewn from blocks of black granite or pale limestone, and the bare wood floorboards are wide, limed and lacquered.
- The kitchen, to the rear, has limed oak units at ground and eye level, a tiled worktop and splashback.
- 1 countable (fruit)Example sentences
- Surprisingly complex for one so young, delivering flavours of spice, limes, lemons, orange peel and oatmeal, all harmoniously threaded with ripe acidity.
- The citric acid in lemons or limes has a similar effect, although this is not called ‘cooking’.
- Oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins or other citrus fruit from Queensland will be banned from entering any other state or territory, threatening at least $100 million worth of fruit still to be picked in the state.
- 2 countable (tree)Example sentences
- In the same way, every small home in the Caribbean has always kept some vegetables and a fruit tree (usually a lime, but also other citrus).
- In the western zone, oranges, limes, and bananas are cultivated.
- It belongs to the citrus family, Rutaceae, but is not a true lime.
- 3 uncountable (color)verde (masculine) lima(before noun)
verde lima invariable adjectiveExample sentences
- Big colours include pink, lime green, bright blues and more sombre chocolate browns and off whites.
- We contemplated lots of different colors before settling on some sort of lime green or apple green.
- Now I have on a bright neon lime green T-shirt and I'm not a small girl, so you can't miss me.
- (British) (linden)Example sentences
- Since 2000, 32 different species of tree have been planted including oak, ash, small-leaved limes and bird cherry, while a carpet of bluebells and daffodils has also been sown.
- The gardens which surround the property include beech, lime and holm oak trees while in the eastern corner is an ancient churchyard.
- Some willow trees will be lost by the development but trees like hornbeam, lime and birch will remain with preservation orders on them.
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