[Sca-cooks] (No) Limes in Shakespeare

emilio szabo emilio_szabo at yahoo.it
Sun Jul 6 12:37:29 PDT 2008

Here's an interesting site on food references in Shakespeare's works: 
http://www.soupsong.com/ibard.html .

On the question of citrus in the Bard's plays, it shows two references to 
oranges in Much Ado About Nothing and a reference to lemons in Love's Labor 
Lost, but nothing about limes.


Also, Alexander Schmidt, in his two-volume Shakespeare-Lexicon does not 

mention the fruit in the entry "lime": "Lime, subst. 1) a viscous substance laid on twigs

to catch birds, bird-lime, ... 2) the matter of which mortar is made ..." (volume I, page 655).


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