flaxseed

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noun flax·seed \ˈflak(s)-ˌsēd\

Definition of flaxseed

  1. :  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

1562

First Known Use of flaxseed

1562


FLAXSEED Defined for Kids

flaxseed

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noun flax·seed \ˈflak-ˌsēd\

Definition of flaxseed for Students

  1. :  the seed of flax from which linseed oil comes


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flaxseed

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noun flax·seed \ˈflak(s)-ˌsēd\

Medical Definition of flaxseed

  1. :  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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