Linoleum vs Linoleic - What's the difference?

linoleum | linoleic |


As a noun linoleum

is an inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.

As a adjective linoleic is

of, or derived from linoleum, or linseed oil.

linoleum

Noun

  • An inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.
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  • The house seemed unfamiliar in the dark stormy light; the red and purple glass of the front door made livid bruises on the linoleum ; the green chenille curtain was like a veil of seaweed.

    Synonyms

    * lino (colloquial)

    See also

    * oilcloth

    linoleic

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, or derived from linoleum, or linseed oil
  • (chemistry) designating an organic fatty acid, a thin yellow oil, found combined as an ester of glycerol in oils of linseed, poppy, hemp, and certain nuts; it is a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms and two double bonds.
  • Derived terms

    * linoleic acid