Definition of linum
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 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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