Linden definition

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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.
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Designating a family (Tiliaceae) of chiefly tropical, dicotyledonous trees (order Malvales), including the jutes.
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(obsolete) Made of lime-wood.
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Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves.
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The soft wood of such trees.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
linden
Plural:
lindens

Origin of linden

  • Middle English made of linden wood from Old English from lind linden

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English linden, lind; from Proto-Germanic *lindijō. The English noun developed from the adjective.

    From Wiktionary