kaffir lime

noun
variants: or Kaffir lime
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of kaffir lime

: a citrus tree (Citrus hystrix) of southeastern Asia having aromatic leaves and roundish thick-rinded green fruits used especially in Thai cooking; also : its leaves or fruit

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1910

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