American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various deciduous shade trees of the genus Tilia having heart-shaped leaves, drooping cymose clusters of yellowish, often fragrant flowers, and peduncles united into a large lingulate bract. Also called basswood, lime2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the linden.
- n. A tree of the genus Tilia; the limetree. The common European linden is T. Europæa. An oil, used by perfumers, is distilled from its flowers. The American linden is T. Americana, and is also called basswood, bee-tree, etc.
- n. A shield made of linden-wood; any shield: a modern use, translating the Anglo-Saxon lind, used poetically for a shield. See shield.
- adj. obsolete made of lime-wood
- n. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves.
- n. The soft wood of such trees.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A handsome tree (Tilia Europæa), having cymes of light yellow flowers, and large cordate leaves. The tree is common in Europe.
- n. In America, the basswood, or Tilia Americana.
- n. soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
- n. any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
- From Old English linden. The noun developed from the adjective. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, made of linden wood, from Old English, from lind, linden. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The name linden is quite common with us, and it will be well for you to remember that it is also called lime, so that when you go to Europe you will know what is meant by _lime_ and”
“And yet the name linden was writ large on those trees, -- on the beautiful gray bark, the alternate method of twig arrangement, the fat red winter buds, which shone in the sunshine like rubies, and especially on the little cymes of pendulous, pea-like fruit, each cyme attached to its membranaceous bract or wing.”
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