Linseed meaning

lĭnsēd
The seed of flax, especially when used as the source of linseed oil; flaxseed.
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The seed of flax; flaxseed.
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The seed of flax, especially when used as the source of linseed oil; flaxseed.
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The seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil.

The Ancients widely regarded linseed as a source of medical treatments.

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Origin of linseed

  • Middle English linsed from Old English līnsǣd līn flax (from Latin līnum lī̆no- in Indo-European roots) sǣd seed seed

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

  • From Old English lÄ«nsÇ£d (“seed of flax"), from lÄ«n (“flax") + sÇ£d (“seed")

    From Wiktionary