linseed

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noun lin·seed \ˈlin-ˌsēd\

Origin and Etymology of linseed

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


LINSEED Defined for English Language Learners

linseed

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noun lin·seed \ˈlin-ˌsēd\

Definition of linseed for English Language Learners

  • : the seed of the flax plant


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noun lin·seed \ˈlin-ˌsēd\

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noun lin·seed \ˈlin-ˌsēd\

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