Flax - What does it mean?

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(wikipedia flax) (Linum)


  • A plant of the genus Linum , especially , which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. Also known as linseed, especially when referring to the seeds.
  • The fibers of Linum usitatissimum , grown to make linen and related textiles.
  • The (flax bush), a plant of the genus , native to New Zealand, with strap-like leaves up to 3 metres long that grow in clumps.
  • Usage notes

    The plural flaxes is used to indicate multiple species or varieties of flax; otherwise, flax is uncountable.

    Derived terms

    * flaxen * New Zealand flax

    See also

    * linen * tow



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