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 sense 1
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

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, flax

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“Linum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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