linum

noun li·num \ˈlīnəm\

Definition of linum

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Linaceae comprising herbaceous annual or perennial plants that have small sessile leaves, terminal or axillary racemes of flowers with fugacious petals, and capsular fruits — see flax 1

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plants of the genus Linum; especially :  any plant of this genus cultivated for ornament or growing wild as distinguished from the common agricultural flax

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Origin and Etymology of linum

New Latin, from Latin, flax — more at linen


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