Lint meaning

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Clinging bits of fiber and fluff; fuzz.
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Downy material obtained by scraping linen cloth and used for dressing wounds.
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The mass of soft fibers surrounding the seeds of unginned cotton.
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Scraped and softened linen formerly used as a dressing for wounds.
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Cotton fiber used to make yarn.
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The waste cotton remaining after ginning.
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Bits of thread, ravelings, or fluff from cloth or yarn, specif., such fluff caught by a removable screen in a clothes dryer.
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To give off lint or fluff.
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The fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant.
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Origin of lint

  • Middle English variant of linet (from Old French linette grain of flax) (diminutive of lin flax) or from Medieval Latin linteum lint (from Latin linen cloth) both from Latin līnum flax lī̆no- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English linet, from Old French linette (“grain of flax"), diminutive of lin (“flax"); or, from Medieval Latin linteum, from Latin lÄ«num (“flax").

    From Wiktionary