noun. deciduous trees with smooth usually silver-grey bark of North America and Europe and Asia: lime trees; lindens; basswood.
- linden tree
- genus Tilia
- linden family
- lime tree
- dilleniid dicot genus
Example sentences of the word tilia
1. Noun, singular or mass
There are over 30 known species of tilia, large deciduous flowering trees that can reach about 100 feet tall, and are native to Europe and North America.
According to legend, centuries ago, the Empress Cunigunde, wife of Emperor Heinrich II of Germany, planted a tilia tree in the courtyard at the Imperial Castle in Nuremburg.
3. Noun, plural
Legend also has it that an even older tilia tree once existed in Baden-Wurttemberg, living to the age of over 1,000 years.