- yarn, thread, or cloth made of flax
- [often pl.] things made of linen, or of cotton, etc., as tablecloths, sheets, shirts, etc.
- fine stationery orig. made from linen rags
Origin of linenMiddle English from Old English (akin to German leinen) from lin, flax: see line
- spun from flax: linen thread
- made of linen