linden

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noun lin·den \ˈlin-dən\

Definition of linden

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Tilia of the family Tiliaceae, the linden family) of deciduous trees of temperate regions that have cordate leaves and a winglike bract attached to the peduncle of the flower and fruit and that are often planted as ornamental and shade trees: as a :  a commonly cultivated European tree (T. europaea syn. T. vulgaris) much used for ornamental planting b :  a tree (T. americana) chiefly of the central and eastern United States —called also basswood

  2. 2 :  the light fine-grained white wood of a linden; especially :  basswood 2

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Origin and Etymology of linden

Middle English, made of linden wood, from Old English, from lind linden tree; probably akin to Old English līthe gentle — more at lithe


First Known Use: 1577


Linden

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geographical name Lin·den \ˈlin-dən\

Definition of Linden

  1. city NE New Jersey SSW of Elizabeth pop 40,499


LINDEN Defined for English Language Learners

linden

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noun lin·den \ˈlin-dən\

Definition of linden for English Language Learners

  • : a type of tree that has large heart-shaped leaves and yellowish flowers


LINDEN Defined for Kids

linden

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noun lin·den \ˈlin-dən\

Definition of linden for Students

  1. :  a shade tree with heart-shaped leaves and drooping clusters of yellowish white flowers


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