the seed of flax; flaxseed
Origin of linseedMiddle English linsed ; from Old English linsæd ; from lin, flax (see line) + sæd, seed
The seed of flax, especially when used as the source of linseed oil; flaxseed.
Origin of linseedMiddle English linsed, from Old English l&imacron;ns&aemac;d : l&imacron;n, flax (from Latin l&imacron;num; see l&ibremac;no- in Indo-European roots) + s&aemac;d, seed; see seed.
- The seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil
- The Ancients widely regarded linseed as a source of medical treatments
From Old English lÄ«nsÇ£d (“seed of flax"), from lÄ«n (“flax") + sÇ£d (“seed")