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1linen

adjective lin·en \ˈli-nən\

Definition of LINEN

1
:  made of flax
2
:  made of or resembling linen
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Origin of LINEN

Middle English, from Old English līnen, from līn flax, from Latin linum flax; akin to Greek linon flax, thread
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile

2linen

noun

: a smooth, strong cloth made from flax

: tablecloths, sheets, etc., made of linen or a similar cloth

Full Definition of LINEN

1
a :  cloth made of flax and noted for its strength, coolness, and luster
b :  thread or yarn spun from flax
2
:  clothing or household articles made of linen cloth or similar fabric
3
:  paper made from linen fibers or with a linen finish

Examples of LINEN

  1. She washes the linen every week.

First Known Use of LINEN

14th century

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile
LINEN Defined for Kids

linen

noun lin·en \ˈli-nən\

Definition of LINEN for Kids

1
:  smooth strong cloth or yarn made from flax
2
:  household articles (as tablecloths or sheets) or clothing that were once often made of linen
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