Spanish lime


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Spanish lime

n.
See genip.
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Noun1.Spanish lime - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulpSpanish lime - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
genip, Spanish lime - round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
genus Melicocca, genus Melicoccus, Melicocca, Melicoccus - tropical American trees and shrubs bearing berries
2.Spanish lime - round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
genip, ginep, honey berry, mamoncillo, Melicocca bijuga, Melicocca bijugatus, Spanish lime, Spanish lime tree - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
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Nevertheless, he is optimistic about the future of Spanish lime production because "the fruit can be harvested, packed and on the way to the market within 72 hours without the need for any postharvest treatments, "which makes it ideal for juicing and chimes perfectly with European consumption habits".
Caption: Figure 1: Total concentration (% area) of each chemical family of volatile compounds in the juice (a) and peel (b) of endangered Spanish lime and lemon samples.
London perfumer Miller Harris's Citron bath oil contains Sicilian lemon, Spanish lime and Jamaican orange oils to leave skin soft and smelling great.