In 1493 it is thought Christopher Columbus’s Voyage number two, brought seeds of several verities of citrus, including lime seeds, to the West Indies.
- Lime (fruit) – New World Encyclopedia (via the Wayback Machine)
Lime is a term referring to a number of different species and hybrids of shrublike trees of the genus Citrus, as well as the name for the popular edible fruit of these plants.
- Lime (fruit) – Wikipedia
A lime (from French lime, from Arabic līma, from Persian līmū, “lemon”) is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3–6 centimetres (1.2–2.4 in) in diameter, and containing acidic juice vesicles.
- lime facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about lime
lime, in botany, small shrublike tree (Citrus aurantifolia) of the family Rutaceae (rue family), one of the citrus fruit trees, similar to the lemon but more spreading and irregular in growth.
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- Lemon/Limes – The World’s Healthiest Foods
Although lemons and limes may not be what you would choose for an afternoon snack, we consider them as powerhouses when we want to bring out the flavor of other foods.
- Christopher Columbus – Wikipedia
The name Christopher Columbus is the Anglicisation of the Latin Christophorus Columbus. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo and, in Spanish, it is Cristóbal Colón.