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Another term for the lime tree (lime), especially in North America.→ lime
- ‘Lime trees (formerly also called the linden of romantic legend, or the lin - the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus is named for the lime tree at his family…’
- ‘Other mild sedative herbs are linden (lime flower) and lemon verbena.’
Old English (as an adjective in the sense ‘made of wood from the lime tree’): from lind ‘lime tree’(compare with lime)+ -en, reinforced by obsolete Dutch lindenboom and German Lindenbaum.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.