Variant of lint
- scraped and softened linen formerly used as a dressing for wounds
- cotton fiber used to make yarn
- the waste cotton remaining after ginning
- bits of thread, ravelings, or fluff from cloth or yarn
- this fluff caught by a removable screen in a clothes dryer
Origin: Middle English linnet, probably from lin, linen: see line
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