Lima

communications code word
Li·​ma | \ ˈlē-mə How to pronounce Lima (audio) \

Definition of Lima

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used as a code word for the letter l

Lima

geographical name
Li·​ma

Definition of Lima (Entry 2 of 2)

1 \ ˈlī-​mə How to pronounce Lima (audio) \ city south-southwest of Toledo in northwestern Ohio population 38,771
2 \ ˈlē-​mə How to pronounce Lima (audio) \ city on the Rímac River and capital of Peru population 8,039,000

First Known Use of Lima

Communications code word

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Lima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lima. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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