variants or limey
limier; limiest
: smeared with or consisting of lime : viscous
: containing lime or limestone
: resembling or having the qualities of lime

Examples of limy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, Birmingham’s iron ore had enough limy material already inside it that little or no additional limestone was needed, Lacefield said. Dennis Pillion |, al, 1 Dec. 2021 Lacefield writes that in quieter geologic times, that mud mixed with limy shells to form limestone. Dennis Pillion |, al, 17 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of limy was circa 1552

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“Limy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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variants or limey
limier; limiest
: containing lime or limestone

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