Origin of lindenME, adjective ; from Old English ; from lind, linden, akin to German linde: popularized as noun via German linden, plural of linde: probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lento-, flexible, yielding from source lithe
designating a family (Tiliaceae) of chiefly tropical, dicotyledonous trees (order Malvales), including the jutes
Any of various deciduous shade trees of the genus Tilia of the mallow family, having heart-shaped leaves and clusters of yellowish fragrant flowers that hang from a leaflike bract. Also called basswood, lime2.
Origin of lindenMiddle English, made of linden wood, from Old English, from lind, linden.
- (obsolete) made of lime-wood
(usually uncountable, plural lindens)