Origin and Etymology of linen
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of linen in a Sentence
She washes the linen every week.
Recent Examples of linen from the Web
The new Ted Brennan's Decatur feels grand, with its rows of chandeliers, linen on the tables and waiters flaming orders of bananas Foster and crepes Fitzgerald.
And bedding that's cotton and linen, topped with quilts made by local women.
For handmade ties, go to Talarico, and choose from four styles in fabrics including standard silk, linen, wool, and jersey knit.
Fieldcrest, a maker of linens and other home products, is now the Pillowtex Corp.
This chic space (like its sister shop in Manhattan's SoHo) boasts tons of breezy silk tanks, linen dresses and loads upon loads of great denim.
Ceilings soar, dotted with modern artwork, and spacious tables dressed in white linen hold bottles of glistening olive oil, beefy tomatoes and whole lemons.
Bidders can win registration for six people (including tables, linens, and chairs) and secure their early spot for the event — with all proceeds to benefit the Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Why not reduce clutter and store your roll stockpile in a linen closet or in the garage?
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First Known Use of linen
LINEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of linen for English Language Learners
: a smooth, strong cloth made from flax
: tablecloths, sheets, etc., made of linen or a similar cloth
LINEN Defined for Kids
Definition of linen for Students
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