key lime

noun, often capitalized K

Definition of key lime

: a small aromatic lime

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Combine the trout slices, tomato oil, soy sauce and sudachi (or key lime) juice in a bowl and marinate for 30 minutes. Michael Gardiner, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chef’s guidance in foraging leads the way to tasty culinary discoveries," 25 June 2019 The solution that Bridge Projects returned with Tuesday was a stainless steel canopy at the top of the poles, reflecting down on a colorful floor with landscaping and turquoise key lime quartz. Scott Huddleston,, "Long-awaited art piece approved for San Antonio’s San Pedro Creek park," 4 June 2019 Try a saltine crust in any citrus pie: key lime, lemon, even grapefruit. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Old-fashioned icebox pies are easy and delicious," 4 June 2019 Or, wash down a plate of crab cakes with key lime butter with a hibiscus martini, beachside, at Lazy Days. Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Miami," 4 Mar. 2018 Her Sweet Whispers are crisp, yet airy little cookies with key lime, passion fruit, blackberry or raspberry preserves tucked inside; more flavors are on the way. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Light as Air and Filled With Flavor," 2 July 2018 The chain’s 3rd Street location is making peach, chocolate cream, salted caramel, key lime and s’mores pies, all $45. Sara Cagle,, "Where to pick up pie for the Fourth of July," 27 June 2018 Add on a slice of key lime cake ($3.35) to complete the diet fail — it’s worth it. Colleen Creamer, New York Times, "36 Hours in Chattanooga," 24 May 2018 Gluten-free key lime dream, a dark chocolate turtle cheesecake and chocolate truffle bomb are among the desserts ($6 or $7). Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Trail's Edge Brewing Company offers full menu, lots of craft beer options in downtown Frankfort," 16 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of key lime

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

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