Definition of Flaxseed

1. Noun. The seed of flax used as a source of oil.

Exact synonyms: Linseed
Generic synonyms: Oil-rich Seed, Oilseed

Definition of Flaxseed

1. n. The seed of the flax; linseed.

Definition of Flaxseed

1. Noun. The seed of the flax plant; a source of linseed oil ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flaxseed

1. the seed of flax [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flaxseed

1. The seed of the flax; linseed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flaxseed

flawy
flax
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 (current term)
flaxseed oil
flaxseeds
flaxweed
flaxweeds
flaxy
flay
flayed
flayer
flayers
flaying
flayings
flays
flaysome
flea

Literary usage of Flaxseed

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1889)
"Some time since a sample of ground flaxseed, stated to be East India, was given me, with the request that I estimate the amount of fixed oil contained in it ..."

2. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"L IN U M—flaxseed. This is the SEED of Linum usitatissimum, or Common Flax ... Decoction is an improper mode of preparing a demulcent solution of flaxseed, ..."

3. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"R. Compound meal of flaxseed, four ounces. Water, sufficient. ... R. flaxseed, half an ounce. Liquorice root, bruised, two drachms. Boiling water, one pint. ..."

4. Review of Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1852)
"The infusion of flaxseed (gss—Jj to boiling water Oj), is an admirable demulcent, extensively employed, internally, in catarrh, bowel-complaints, ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... made it imperative on all cultivators of more than thirty acres in Ulster to sow three bushels of flaxseed annually, for the purpose of extending it. ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Roberts Bartholow (1884)
"flaxseed, The seed of Linum usitatissimum. Linl Farina. ... flaxseed-meal, powdered slippery-elm bark, and Indian or corn meal, are most frequently used for ..."

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