Definition of Lima in US English:

Lima

proper noun

  • 1The capital of Peru; population 7,605,700 (est. 2007). Founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, it was the capital of the Spanish colonies in South America until the 19th century.

    1. 1.1 A code word representing the letter L, used in radio communication.
  • 2An industrial city in northwestern Ohio, north of Dayton; population 37,829 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation

Lima

/ˈlēmə//ˈlimə/