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 Familiar flavors can be found in the Cantina Margarita ($8) made with key lime, and Cantina’s signature Perfect Margarita ($9). Eric Velasco, al, "Sol y Luna restaurant reopens, revives favorite dishes," 4 May 2020 The santitizers, which can be ordered online at are available in piña colada, old fashioned and key lime margarita scents. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: March 24-25," 24 Apr. 2020 There was a repast table crammed with casseroles, Brunswick stew, fried chicken and key lime cake. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Days After a Funeral in a Georgia Town, Coronavirus ‘Hit Like a Bomb’," 24 Mar. 2020 Instead, white rum, Persian and key limes, and pure cane sugar combine for a refreshing drink. al, "These are the 10 best restaurants in Birmingham in 2020," 3 Mar. 2020 Women gained the right to vote in 1920, and Listermann will celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with the release of 100 Years of Change, a key lime kettle sour with guava and vanilla. Matt Koesters,, "How to enjoy Cincy Winter Beerfest without looking like a newb," 5 Mar. 2020 The Capa GinTonic, for example, is made with Caorunn gin from Scotland mixed with Fever-Tree tonic and infused with juniper berries, key lime, and edible marigolds. Regan Stephens, Fortune, "The best restaurant at Orlando’s Walt Disney World isn’t inside the park," 23 Feb. 2020 Bang Bang Pie Shop: Choose from pumpkin, key lime, chocolate pecan or chocolate caramel pie for $28 or an apple pie topped with brown sugar cinnamon crumble pie for $32. Samantha Nelson,, "Where to grab your Thanksgiving pies in Chicago, before it’s too late," 14 Nov. 2019 Burnt City used the yeast in a grisette, a farmhouse ale, an imperial stout, a hazy IPA and a pale ale made with Brettanomyces yeast, coconut and key lime. Josh Noel,, "Kveik yeast has taken craft beer by storm. Now the world’s first kveik festival is coming to Chicago.," 29 Aug. 2019

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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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10 May 2020

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“Key lime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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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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