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Definitions of Lima

Pronunciation : Li"ma
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: The capital city of Peru, in South America. Lima bean. (Bot.) (a) A variety of climbing or pole bean (Phaseolus lunatus), which has very large flattish seeds. (b) The seed of this plant, much used for food. -- Lima wood (Bot.), the beautiful dark wood of the South American tree Cæsalpinia echinata.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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