Definition of Linum

1. Noun. A herbaceous plant genus of the family Linaceae with small sessile leaves.

Exact synonyms: Genus Linum
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Family Linaceae, Flax Family, Linaceae
Member holonyms: Flax



Definition of Linum

1. n. A genus of herbaceous plants including the flax (Linum usitatissimum).

Definition of Linum

1. a plant of the flax family [n -S]

Medical Definition of Linum

1. A genus of herbaceous plants including the flax (Linum usitatissimum). Origin: L, flax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Linum Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linum

lintiest
linting
lintisite
lintless
lintol
lintols
lintonite
lintonites
lints
lintseed
lintseeds
lintuzumab
lintwhite
lintwhites
linty
linum (current term)
linums
linuron
linurons
linustatinase
liny
linyphiid
linyphiids
lio-
liocranid sac spider
liocranid sac spiders
lion
lion's-ear
lion's beard
lion's den

Literary usage of Linum

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1. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1906)
"linum. linum. LINSEED (FLAXSEED). usitatissimum, Linné. ... seed- linum l r™ Habitat. C. Asia, Egypt, S. Europe, cultivated in Russia, Egypt, India, ..."

2. Report (1904)
"The experiments tlms far performed have been to determine the conditions governing the development of hypocotyl buds on linum. Uninjured plants were first ..."

3. The Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by William Curtis (1797)
"Kew, 388. L'Herit. Slirp. nov. torn. 2. tab. 3. linum africanum foliis ... The linum africanum is a very neat and pretty ..."

4. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1808)
"[ iioo 3 LiNUM TRIGYNUM. THREE-STYLED FLAX. ... would lead us to doubt if it be a real linum ; but we bave had no opportunity of examining the fruit, ..."

5. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"The story of the cultivation of linum is so exceedingly ancient that no one knows its ... And yet, we believe, linum usitatissimum, which has been so long ..."

6. A Class-book of Botany: Designed for Colleges, Academies, and Other by Alphonso Wood (1854)
"In the flax (linum) the flower is built upon the normal plan, ... Plan of flowers; 1, «Ли regular and symmetrical flower, a» the flax (linum); 2, ..."

7. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"The word linum is from the Celtic word for thread, in allusion to the use made of the fibres of the annual species, ..."

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