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The Kaffir/Makrud tree (Citrus hystrix) produces citrus fruits that resemble lime in that they are green (though have a rougher surface), and also in taste.
In Thai cooking, the tree is primarily used for its leaves.
In various languages
- Dutch: Papeda, Kafferlimoen, djeroek poeroet (from Indonesian), and Limoenblad to refer to the leaves
- Indonesian: Jeruk purut, Limau purut
Note that some suggest 'Makhrut lime' or 'makrud lime' (from its Thai name) as a replacement term since Kaffir has an offensive etymology.