lime etymology

English word lime comes from Old French limer (Limer (hound).)

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Detailed word origin of lime

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
limer Old French (fro) Limer (hound).
limer English (eng) Someone who limes; someone who uses bird-lime or who limewashes. (obsolete) A kind of dog kept on a lead; a bloodhound; a mongrel. (West Indies) Someone who hangs around the streets; someone hanging out.
lime English (eng) (West Indies) To hang out/socialize in an informal, relaxed environment, especially with friends, for example at a party or on the beach.