Lima bean. (Bot.) (a) A variety of climbing or pole bean 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.

(Li*ma"ceous) a. [L. limax, limacis, slug, snail: cf. F. limacé.] (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or like, Limax, or the slugs.

(||Lim`a*ci"na) n. [NL., from L. limax, limacis, a slug.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small spiral pteropods, common in the Arctic and Antarctic seas. It contributes to the food of the right whales.

(||Li`ma`çon") n. [F. limaçon, lit., a snail.] (Geom.) A curve of the fourth degree, invented by Pascal. Its polar equation is r = a cos &theta + b.

(Li"maille) n. [F., fr. limer to file. See Limation.] Filings of metal. [Obs.] "An ounce . . . of silver lymaille." Chaucer.

(Li"man) n. [F. limon, fr. L. limus slime.] The deposit of slime at the mouth of a river; slime.

(Li*ma"tion) n. [L. limatus, p. p. of limare to file, fr. lima file : cf. F. limation.] The act of filing or polishing.

(Li"ma*ture) n. [L. limatura. See Limation.]

1. The act of filing.

2. That which is filed off; filings. Johnson.

(||Li"max) n. [L.] (Zoöl.) A genus of airbreathing mollusks, including the common garden slugs. They have a small rudimentary shell. The breathing pore is on the right side of the neck. Several species are troublesome in gardens. See Slug.

(Limb) n. [OE. lim, AS. lim; akin to Icel. limr limb, lim branch of a tree, Sw. & Dan. lem limb; cf. also AS. lið, OHG. lid, gilid, G. glied, Goth. liþus. Cf. Lith, Limber.]

1. A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.

2. An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal.

A second Hector for his grim aspect,
And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs.

3. A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else. Shak.

That little limb of the devil has cheated the gallows.
Sir W. Scott.

leaves, and large flowers having many petals, usually white, but sometimes pink, red, blue, or yellow. [See Illust. of Nymphæa.]

(Lil"y-hand`ed) a. Having white, delicate hands.

(Lil"y-liv`ered) a. White-livered; cowardly.

(Lil"y*wort`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the Lily family or order. Lindley.

(Lim) n. [See Limb.] A limb. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Li"ma) n. The capital city of Peru, in South America.

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