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 . Also called lime 2.
Origin of lindenMiddle English made of linden wood from Old English from lind linden
- (obsolete) made of lime-wood
(usually uncountable, plural lindens)
- Broad with four rows of linden trees).
- Zur Linden, M.
- Close by, on the left bank of the Leine, lies the manufacturing town of Linden, which, though practically forming one town with Hanover, is treated under a separate heading.
- South of Unter den Linden lies the Friedrichstadt, with its parallel lines of straight streets, including the Behren-strasse - (the seat of finance) - the Wilhelmstrasse, with the palace of the imperial chancellor, the British embassy, and many government offices - the official quarter of the capital - and the busy Leipziger-strasse, running from the Potsdamer-platz to the DOnhoff-platz.
- Among the public monuments comes first, in excellence, Rauch's celebrated statue of Frederick the Great, which stands in tinter den Linden opposite the palace of the emperor William I.; and in size the monument to the emperor William I.