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lily-livered lacking courage; meek.
lily of the valley a widely cultivated perennial of the lily family having small, white, very fragrant bell-shaped flowers.
lily pad the large, flat, floating leaf of a water lily.
lily-white white as a lily. [4 definitions]
Lima the capital of Peru.
lima bean any of several plants that bear broad pods containing large green or white edible seeds. [2 definitions]
limb1 a main branch of a tree. [3 definitions]
limb2 an edge or border that differs in appearance or structure from the surface or object it borders, such as the visible edge of a heavenly body.
limbed having a specified kind of limb (usu. used in combination).
limber bending or flexing easily; pliant. [4 definitions]
limbic in anatomy, pertaining to or characterized by a limbus, or border between two bodily structures.
limbic system a set of brain structures, located at the border (or limbus) separating the cerebral hemisphere from the brain stem, that support emotional responses, behavior, memory formation, and olfaction.
limbo1 (often cap.) in theology, a place neither in heaven nor hell for souls neither saved nor condemned, such as those of unbaptized infants. [2 definitions]
limbo2 a West Indian dance in which the dancer bends backwards and passes under a horizontal pole that is lowered after each pass.
Limburger a soft, white cheese having a strong odor and flavor.
limbus in anatomy, a distinct border or edge between two structures.
lime1 any of various forms of calcium oxide, a whitish powder or granular substance used in mortars and cement, making steel and paper, and improving acidic soils. [4 definitions]
lime2 a small green citrus fruit similar to a lemon. [2 definitions]
lime3 any of several European linden trees.
limeade a drink made of lime juice, water, and a sweetener, usu. served cold.
limekiln a furnace for making lime by heating limestone or shells.