linoleum

noun, often attributive li·no·leum \ lə-ˈnō-lē-əm , -ˈnōl-yəm \

Definition of linoleum

1 :a floor covering made by laying on a burlap or canvas backing a mixture of solidified linseed oil with gums, cork dust or wood flour or both, and usually pigments
2 :a material similar to linoleum

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Origin and Etymology of linoleum

Latin linum flax + oleum oil — more at oil


LINOLEUM Defined for English Language Learners

linoleum

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Definition of linoleum for English Language Learners

  • : a type of material that is produced in thin sheets, has a shiny surface, and is used to cover floors and counters


LINOLEUM Defined for Kids

linoleum

noun li·no·leum \ lə-ˈnō-lē-əm , -ˈnōl-yəm \

Definition of linoleum for Students

:a floor covering with a canvas back and a surface of hardened linseed oil and cork dust


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