key lime pie


often capitalized K
: a usually meringue-topped lime-custard pie traditionally made from key limes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The refreshingly tart and subtly sweet drink resembles a key lime pie and is easy to drink while watching the game. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 6 Feb. 2023 Restaurants range from neighborhood staples like Blue Plate in the Mission, which is offering a $40 three-course meal with black truffle gnocchi, fried chicken and key lime pie, to newcomers like Mission bar Chezchez. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Oct. 2021 In addition to the freshly baked offerings, there are a few chilled cookies on the menu including key lime pie, pumpkin pie and raspberry cheesecake. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 June 2021 Miami’s mayor sent key lime pie to Dallas after the Cowboys beat the Dolphins the day after the SMU victory. Dallas News, 11 Jan. 2022 The shop offers a consistently rotating selection of cookies, including more than 200 flavors such as cornbread, cookies & cream, s'mores, key lime pie, peppermint bark, caramel popcorn, buttermilk pancake and galaxy brownie. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 28 Nov. 2022 But there were some surprising, less seasonal results: California and Washington opted for banana cream pie, while Colorado chose lemon meringue pie, and Utah chose key lime pie. Camille Fine, USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2022 Internet favorites include cornbread, cookies & cream, s’mores, key lime pie, peppermint bark, caramel popcorn, buttermilk pancake and galaxy brownie. John Benson, cleveland, 18 Nov. 2022 Making the café's cakes and pies – from caramel cake to hibiscus nectar cake, key lime pie to chocolate meringue pie -- became his thing. Bob Carlton |, al, 17 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of key lime pie was in 1946

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“Key lime pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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