Definition of linden
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: such asa : a commonly cultivated European tree (T. europaea synonym T. vulgaris) much used for ornamental plantingb : a tree (T. americana) chiefly of the central and eastern U.S. —called also basswood
2 : the light fine-grained white wood of a linden; especially : basswood 2
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The allees have been replanted with 168 native little-leaf linden trees, variety Greenspire, which will be clipped into an aerial hedge.
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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
Definition of Linden
city in northeastern New Jersey south-southwest of Elizabeth population 40,499
LINDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of linden for English Language Learners
: a type of tree that has large heart-shaped leaves and yellowish flowers
LINDEN Defined for Kids
Definition of linden for Students
: a shade tree with heart-shaped leaves and drooping clusters of yellowish white flowers
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