key lime

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From Keys (the Florida Keys), from key (an island in a chain of islands), variant of cay, from Spanish cayo.

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key lime (plural key limes)

  1. A small yellow (when ripe, usually sold green) lime, Citrus aurantifolia, especially those from southern Florida.

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