flaxseed

noun
flax·​seed | \ ˈflak(s)-ˌsēd How to pronounce flaxseed (audio) \

Definition of flaxseed

: the small seed of flax (especially Linum usitatissimum) used especially as a source of oil, as a demulcent and emollient, and as a dietary supplement

called also linseed

Examples of flaxseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like flaxseed, chia seeds are a healthy vegan egg alternative full of fiber and omega-3s. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Best Vegan Egg Substitutes for Every Type of Recipe," 3 Aug. 2020 Aloe vera and moringa extracts are known to hydrate your scalp and strands while flaxseed oil can prevent breakage. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, "Keep natural hair healthy and hydrated with these 25 expert-approved products," 9 July 2020 Aloe vera and moringa extracts are known to hydrate your scalp and strands while flaxseed oil can prevent breakage. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, "Keep natural hair healthy and hydrated with these 25 expert-approved products," 9 July 2020 Aloe vera and moringa extracts are known to hydrate your scalp and strands while flaxseed oil can prevent breakage. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, "Keep natural hair healthy and hydrated with these 25 expert-approved products," 9 July 2020 No fewer than 15 vegetables and legumes — cauliflower, black beans, beets, mushrooms, etc. — go into the Shouk burger, which is held together with pureed flaxseed and slipped into tender whole-wheat pita the size of an oven mitt. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Order from these three restaurants, and watch vegetables steal the show," 26 June 2020 Mix a tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "BH&G Readers Share 8 Ways They'll Celebrate Easter Dinner at Home This Year," 3 Apr. 2020 Fiber from flaxseed can keep us satisfied and full, without contributing any calories. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Stress eating these days? Here's some help," 31 Mar. 2020 Use a substitute like flaxseed, or find a recipe that has other ingredients like sweet potatoes to help bind your batter together. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Out of Butter, Eggs, Flour, Or Milk? Here's What You Can Bake Without Essential Ingredients," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of flaxseed

1562, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2020

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“Flaxseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaxseed. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for flaxseed

flaxseed

noun
flax·​seed | \ ˈflak-ˌsēd How to pronounce flaxseed (audio) \

Kids Definition of flaxseed

: the seed of flax from which linseed oil comes

flaxseed

noun
flax·​seed | \ ˈflak(s)-ˌsēd How to pronounce flaxseed (audio) \

Medical Definition of flaxseed

: the small seed of flax (especially Linum usitatissimum) used especially as a source of oil, as a demulcent and emollient in treating inflammatory conditions of the respiratory, intestinal, and urinary passages, and as a dietary supplement

called also linseed

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