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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of trees, the lindens, the type of the family Tiliaceæ, distinguished by the winglike bract coalescent with the peduncle, and by the indehiscent fruit having one or two seeds. There are about twenty species, natives of temperate regions. Many species are planted as ornamental shade trees, and the tough fibrous inner bark is a valuable article of commerce. Also, a plant of this genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of trees, type of the order Tiliaceæ and tribe Tilieæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood

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