[Sca-cooks] Lemons? Limes? Confusion?

Volker Bach carlton_bach at yahoo.de
Sun Jul 6 00:24:13 PDT 2008

--- Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps <dephelps at embarqmail.com> schrieb am So, 6.7.2008:

> Shakespeare mentions in his plays oranges twice, lemons once
> and limes 
> twelve times. In the case of limes this would suggest more
> than a passing 
> acquaintance with the fruit.
Which opens the question which fruit Shakespeare was talking about. A problem in the German corpus is that loan words from various languages are used to describe citrus fruit. The common 'Limon(i)e/Limun(i)e', e.g., probably actually describes the lemon (modern German Zitrone) rather than the lime (modern German Limone). 

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