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 Aloe vera and moringa extracts are known to hydrate your scalp and strands while flaxseed oil can prevent breakage. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, 9 July 2020 The brown sugar-flaxseed breading makes every bite taste sweet while adding omega-3's, iron, and antioxidants to the plate. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Aug. 2022 Aloe vera and moringa extracts are known to hydrate your scalp and strands while flaxseed oil can prevent breakage. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, 9 July 2020 Men with dry skin will be glad to hear that this one is enriched with vitamin E, olive leaf extract, aloe vera, and flaxseed extract. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 May 2022 Aloe vera and moringa extracts are known to hydrate your scalp and strands while flaxseed oil can prevent breakage. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, 9 July 2020 Ingredients include flaxseed, pea protein, and apple juice concentrate, and there are no fillers or additives. Steve Larese, Outside Online, 1 July 2022 Aloe vera and moringa extracts are known to hydrate your scalp and strands while flaxseed oil can prevent breakage. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, 9 July 2020 This option features a protein blend of organic pea, flaxseed, quinoa, pumpkin seed and chia seed. Good Housekeeping, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of flaxseed

1562, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2022

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“Flaxseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaxseed. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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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

More from Merriam-Webster on flaxseed

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