lime-twig

noun
\ ˈlīm-ˌtwig How to pronounce lime-twig (audio) \

Definition of lime-twig

1 : a twig covered with birdlime to catch birds
2 : snare

First Known Use of lime-twig

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lime-twig

Share lime-twig

Statistics for lime-twig

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lime-twig

The first known use of lime-twig was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on lime-twig

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with lime-twig

Comments on lime-twig

What made you want to look up lime-twig? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to corrupt or become corrupted

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!