kaffir lime


variants or 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 see usage paragraph at kaffir

Examples of kaffir lime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The top notes of Happy are packed with zingy citrus aromas, including mandarin orange, kaffir lime, calamansi (also known as Philippine lime) and lemon. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 This flavorful dry curry dish calls on kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk, star anise and red chile, among other spices, to deliver its complexity. Terry Ward, CNN, 27 Oct. 2022 The hearty handheld packs fried chicken thigh meat, greens and kaffir lime leaf aioli inside a potato bun. Megha McSwain, Chron, 13 July 2022 While deep fried tofu and broccoli comes with herbs from the resort’s own garden, kaffir lime, chili and kimchi toasted sesame seeds. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Fresh blossoms open, with lovely ocean salinity and whiffs of kaffir lime. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 17 May 2021 Thai masterpiece teems with shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves. CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 Owner Wilat Mongkolprasit recommends the coconut soup, or tom kha gai, which includes a choice of protein, cilantro, galangal, garlic, green onion, kaffir lime leaf, lemongrass, and mushrooms. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 In addition to the quinine and prickly pear, this ruby-red syrup contains citrus peel, lavender, lemongrass, allspice, cardamom and kaffir lime leaves. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 15 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kaffir lime was in 1910

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“Kaffir lime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaffir%20lime. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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