Definition of Flax

1. Noun. Fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric.

Substance meronyms: Linen
Generic synonyms: Plant Fiber, Plant Fibre



2. Noun. Plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Linum, Linum

Definition of Flax

1. n. A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed.

Definition of Flax

1. Noun. A plant of the genus ''Linum'', especially L. usitatissimum, 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. ¹

2. Noun. The fibers of ''Linum usitatissimum'', grown to make linen and related textiles. ¹

3. Noun. A plant of the genus ''Phormium'', native to New Zealand, with strap-like leaves up to 3 metres long that grow in clumps called flax bushes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flax

1. an annual herb [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Flax

1. 1. A plant of the genus Linum, especially. The L. Usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fibre of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed. 2. The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken and cleaned by hatcheling or combing. Earth flax, amianthus. New Zealand flax See Flax-plant. Origin: AS. Fleax; akin to D. Vlas, OHG. Flahs, G. Flachs, and prob. To flechten to braid, plait,m twist, L. Plectere to weave, plicare to fold, Gr. To weave, plait. See Ply. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flax

flawier
flawiest
flawing
flawless
flawlessly
flawlessness
flawlessnesses
flawn
flawns
flaws
flawtered
flawtering
flawters
flawy
flax (current term)
flax-dresser
flax-dresser's disease
flax-plant
flax-stick
flax-sticks
flax family
flax rust
flax rust fungus
flaxen
flaxes
flaxier
flaxiest
flaxlike
flaxseed

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