- a hard, smooth, washable floor covering
- any floor covering similar to linoleum
Origin of linoleumcoined (1863) by F. Walton, Eng manufacturer ; from Classical Latin linum, flax + oleum, oil
A durable, washable material made in sheets by pressing a mixture of heated linseed oil, rosin, powdered cork, and pigments onto a burlap or canvas backing. Linoleum is used as a covering especially for floors.
Origin of linoleumOriginally a trademark.
(countable and uncountable, plural linoleums)