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 Wipe clean with a lint-free cloth and then season with high-heat oil like grape seed, flaxseed, or avocado. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2021 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 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 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 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 Combine the bar, nondairy milk, carrots, frozen banana, flaxseed and pumpkin pie spice in a blender and blend until smooth. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 2 June 2021 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 Texture Soothing Cream will shrink your pores to microscopic proportions, thanks to pore-refining ingredients like flaxseed and celery extract. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of flaxseed

1562, in the meaning defined above

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2 Aug 2021

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“Flaxseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaxseed. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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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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