key lime

noun, often capitalized K

Definition of key lime

: a small aromatic lime

Examples of key lime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Funky Buddha’s master brewers included natural flavors like key lime, mango, grapefruit, guava, and blood orange. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, "10 Boozy Delights That Should Be On Your Radar This Spring," 16 Apr. 2021 There were 16 fruit pies named, with flavors such as strawberry, grape, and key lime taking in the most wins. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "These Are the Most Popular Fruit Pies in Every State," 12 Mar. 2021 According to the restaurant’s website, there are more than 50 signature cheesecakes available, with flavors like pineapple upside-down, salted caramel and mango key lime. Matt Wake |, al, "Cheesecake Factory to open Huntsville location," 21 Jan. 2021 The bakery has a Christmas menu with select pie flavors during the week of Christmas: pecan, pecan chocolate chip, chocolate chess, confetti, key lime and apple. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Allen Gift Guide: Where to shop for Christmas gifts and more this holiday season," 10 Dec. 2020 Pumpkin, key lime, bourbon pecan pies, passion curd, and chocolate raspberry tart. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Need help with Thanksgiving dinner? These Utah restaurants and bakeries are here for you," 13 Nov. 2020 Here is impressive intensity, with flavors of quince, Asian pear and star fruit, plus a splash of key lime to bring it home. Washington Post, "Pair this fruity $12 riesling with takeout and a movie for a weeknight treat," 23 Oct. 2020 Now, Koki, who is from Peru, is taking the reins with a Peruvian set: pollo alla brasa marinated in aji panca, fried yucca, chicken fat rice and a red onion salad dressed with key lime juice. Soleil Ho,, "Oakland’s in-demand jerk chicken pop-up is pushing boundaries," 27 Aug. 2020 The beer has flavors of key lime, lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit, which, all in all, sounds like a refreshing summer beer. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "French's Made a Mustard-flavored Beer Just in Time for Grilling Season," 29 July 2020

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First Known Use of key lime

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for key lime

Florida Keys

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The first known use of key lime was in 1905

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23 Apr 2021

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“Key lime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of key lime

: a small lime that is grown especially in the Florida Keys

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