linseed

noun

lin·​seed ˈlin-ˌsēd How to pronounce linseed (audio)

Examples of linseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The formula contains a highly impressive number of oils: pomegranate, raspberry seed, almond, linseed, and olive among them. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 29 Nov. 2023 Leonardo is thought to have dissolved lead oxide powder, which has an orange color, in linseed or walnut oil by heating the mixture to make a thicker, faster-drying paste. John Leicester, Fortune, 11 Oct. 2023 Its oil base is free from linseed or vegetable oils, which are known algae and fungus starters in wood. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Mar. 2023 However, oil paint, which uses linseed or safflower oil instead of water, also has drawbacks, including being more susceptible to color darkening and damage caused by exposure to light. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 28 Mar. 2023 Lacking a studio of his own, write the authors in the paper, the artist was forced to use new cotton canvases (instead of reusing old ones, as was his habit), as well as purchase animal glue, oil paints based on linseed and sunflower oil, brushes, and turpentine. Nora McGreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Apr. 2021 The Tollund Man, for example, had eaten a meal of porridge made with linseed, barley and a few other native plants before his death. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 14 Oct. 2020 The linseed and argan oil ideally blend to improve your hair’s texture and promote growth. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Dec. 2022 The Goddess Strength 7 Oil Blend Hair & Scalp Oil is a blend of premium oils like sunflower, olive, jojoba seed, coconut, black cumin, castor seed, and linseed oils. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed — more at linen

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linseed was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Linseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linseed. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

linseed

noun
lin·​seed ˈlin-ˌsēd How to pronounce linseed (audio)

Medical Definition

linseed

noun
lin·​seed ˈlin-ˌsēd How to pronounce linseed (audio)

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