linseed oil

noun
|Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of linseed oil

: a yellowish drying oil obtained from flaxseed and used especially in paint, varnish, printing ink, and linoleum

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First Known Use of linseed oil

15th century

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LINSEED OIL Defined for English Language Learners

linseed oil

Definition of linseed oil for English Language Learners

  • : a yellowish oil from the seeds of the flax plant that is used in paint, printing ink, etc.


LINSEED OIL Defined for Kids

linseed oil

noun

Definition of linseed oil for Students

: a yellowish oil obtained from flaxseed

Medical Dictionary

linseed oil

noun

medical Definition of linseed oil

: a yellowish drying oil obtained from flaxseed and used in liniments, pastes, and green soap and in veterinary medicine as a laxative


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