Definition of Key lime in English:

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Key lime

noun

A small yellowish lime with a sharp flavor.
Example sentences
  • It's the color produced by mixing the juice of Key limes with egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and grated lime peel, then frothing and cooling the whole concoction.
  • Enrobed in fine chocolate are fillings infused with Tahitian vanilla bean, Key limes, lavender buds, Australian candied ginger, and more.
  • I prefer Key limes to Persian limes, but in the Greater Washington area they are often hard to find.

Origin

Named after the Florida Keys.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Key lime

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