The lime is the fruit of a tree belonging to the same family as the lemon, and very much resembling it excepting it is much smaller. In composition it is very much like the lemon, and can be used in the same way. The lime has been celebrated in all ages for the fragrance of its flowers and the excellence of the honey made from them. British sailors are furnished a weekly allowance of the extract of lime or lemon as a preventive of scurvy. It is also used as a medicine in some forms of dyspepsia.