Lime vs. Quicklime

Lime vs. Quicklime — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Lime and Quicklime

Limenoun

Any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Citrus having edible green or greenish-yellow fruit, especially the Mexican lime and the Persian lime.

Quicklimenoun

See calcium oxide.

Limenoun

The fruit of any of these plants, having a pulpy interior and usually acid juice.

Quicklimenoun

Calcium oxide, which is produced by heating (calcining) limestone and gives slaked lime on treatment with water.

Limenoun

See linden.

Quicklimeverb

(transitive) To treat with quicklime.

Limenoun

See calcium oxide.

Quicklimenoun

a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

Limenoun

Any of various mineral and industrial forms of calcium oxide differing chiefly in water content and percentage of constituents such as magnesia, silica, alumina, and iron.

Limenoun

Birdlime.

Limeverb

To treat with lime.

Limeverb

To smear with birdlime.

Limeverb

To catch or snare with or as if with birdlime.

Limenoun

(chemistry) Any inorganic material containing calcium, usually calcium oxide (quicklime) or calcium hydroxide (slaked lime).

Limenoun

(poetic) Any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone; sometimes a synonym for birdlime.

Limenoun

A deciduous tree of the genus Tilia, especially Tilia × europaea; the linden tree, or its wood.

Limenoun

Any of several green citrus fruit, somewhat smaller and sharper-tasting than a lemon.

Limenoun

Any of the trees that bear limes, especially key lime, Citrus aurantiifolia.

Limenoun

A light, somewhat yellowish, green colour associated with the fruits of a lime tree.

Limeverb

(transitive) To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).

Limeverb

(transitive) To smear with birdlime.

Limeverb

(rare) To ensnare, catch, entrap.

Limeverb

(transitive) To apply limewash.

Limeverb

(West Indies) To hang out/socialize in an informal, relaxed environment, especially with friends, for example at a party or on the beach.

Limeadjective

Containing lime or lime juice.

Limeadjective

Having the aroma or flavor of lime.

Limeadjective

Lime-green.

Limenoun

a caustic substance produced by heating limestone

Limenoun

a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

Limenoun

a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds

Limenoun

any of various related trees bearing limes

Limenoun

any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber

Limenoun

the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

Limeverb

spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

Limeverb

cover with lime so as to induce growth;

lime the lawn