Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- of or made of flax
- like flax in color; pale-yellow; straw-colored
Origin: ME < OE fleaxen
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Made of or resembling flax.
- Having the pale grayish-yellow color of flax fiber: flaxen braids.