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Persian Limes


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Persian Limes

roxlet | May 25, 2010 06:02 AM

In the US, we call our garden-variety, everyday limes Persian limes, but here's a conundrum: there is no word in Arabic for limes, even though most of what you get in Egypt when you ask for lemons are not lemons, or even Persian limes, You get what seem to be Key limes! I actually have seen 'lemons' once or twice in the fancy market here in Cairo, but all that is usually available are the little Key limes. I have to say that this puzzles me...

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