from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. containing or resembling lime

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Smeared with, or consisting of, lime; viscous.
  • adj. Containing lime.
  • adj. Resembling lime; having the qualities of lime.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Smeared with lime; viscous; glutinous.
  • Containing lime: as, a limy soil.
  • Resembling lime; having the qualities of lime.


lime +‎ -y (Wiktionary)


  • The lush, limy flavor of our Alsatian Riesling worked well as a warmup to our Puligny-Montrachet, but that's a different story.

    A Right Choice From Alsace

  • Low gradient, silt-bottomed streams have cut into the limy glacial and lacustrine deposits of Ecoregion 54a; they are warm in the summer, impacted by field runoff and channelization, and often carry a large amount of suspended sediment.

    Ecoregions of Indiana and Ohio (EPA)

  • Ecoregion 55a is a level, clayey, limy till plain.

    Ecoregions of Indiana and Ohio (EPA)

  • The Loamy, High Lime Till Plains ecoregion contains soils that developed from loamy, limy, glacial deposits of Wisconsinan age; these soils typically have better natural drainage than those of Ecoregion 55a and have more natural fertility than those of Ecoregion 55d.

    Ecoregions of Indiana and Ohio (EPA)

  • Further inspection reveals the workmanship to be of good finish and detail, and, preserved by the limy earth, to be as fresh in every line as on the day it left the hands of its artificer.

    A Changed Man

  • She also made fresh guacamole or 'broccomole', if you're 3, and limy, salty, icy, perfect margaritas.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • He had long since become used to the limy smell (used to defeat a more sickening one), and to the numerous rats which he quite regularly trapped.

    The Financier

  • The dominant plant is the tea tree, a scrawny species capable of growing on limy dunes.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The limy rock tears at your shoes when you hike over it.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Pacou and Vanou, lay anchors, cannons, pigs of lead and iron, embedded in the limy concretions.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


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