limy

adjective
\ ˈlī-mē How to pronounce limy (audio) \
variants: or
limier; limiest

Definition of limy

1 : smeared with or consisting of lime : viscous
2 : containing lime or limestone
3 : 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 | Dpillion@al.com, al, 1 Dec. 2021 Lacefield writes that in quieter geologic times, that mud mixed with limy shells to form limestone. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 17 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of limy

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Limy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limy. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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