kaffir lime

noun
variants: or Kaffir lime

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

Examples of kaffir lime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boss points out green beans, jackfruit, and kaffir limes used in the coconut-flavored dish called lawar. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 Curry dishes include beef cheeks with sweet potato and Filipino curry; poached shrimp and bok choy in a coconut Thai curry flavored with kaffir lime leaf; and seasonal vegetables in a sour yellow coconut curry. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Politan Row dining hall in Rice Village," 7 Nov. 2019 Dinner, served in the temple, was corn chowder, green-curry king salmon over kaffir lime rice, and a trio of sorbets. Peggy Mcglone, Washington Post, "The Smithsonian hosts its first wedding in D.C. — and vows more.," 18 Oct. 2019 Add the fresh ginger, galangal, kaffir lime peel and turmeric. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Anti-inflammatory diet: a food fight against disease," 27 Aug. 2019 Stuff the cavity with ginger, garlic, kaffir lime, basil and lemongrass and seal with a skewer or long toothpick to close. National Geographic, "Crispy Whole Red Snapper," 12 July 2019 The Gotham Bar and Grill is offering new options for January including the $10 Thai Sunrise with kaffir lime, almond syrup, pineapple and tonic water. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Dry January Has New York Bartenders Mixing $10 Mocktails," 22 Jan. 2019 Get the otak otak: fish custard perked up with kaffir lime and chili, all steamed in a banana leaf. Fuchsia Dunlop, Condé Nast Traveler, "Penang is Asia's Next Great Foodie City," 15 Nov. 2018 Drawing in an eclectic crowd of creative talents and foodies, the restaurant has become a site for creative and social exchanges over fiery dishes and refreshing kaffir lime infused gin and tonics. Ahnna Lee, Vogue, "Dalad Kambhu Brings Thai Fine Dining to Berlin at Kin Dee," 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of kaffir lime

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Kaffir lime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaffir%20lime. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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