flaxseed

noun flax·seed \ ˈflak(s)-ˌsēd \
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

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

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1562

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FLAXSEED Defined for Kids

flaxseed

noun flax·seed \ ˈflak-ˌsēd \

Definition of flaxseed for Students

: the seed of flax from which linseed oil comes

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flaxseed

noun flax·seed \ ˈflak(s)-ˌsēd \

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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