Flax vs Hards - What's the difference?

flax | hards |


As nouns the difference between flax and hards

is that flax is 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 while hards is .

flax

English

(wikipedia flax) (Linum)

Noun

(es)
  • 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

    References

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    hards

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (head)
  • Etymology 2

    Old English herdes, Anglo-Saxon (heordan).

    Alternative forms

    * hurds

    Noun

    (-)
  • The refuse or coarse part of flax; tow.
  • (Webster 1913)

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