from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The seed of flax, the source of linseed oil and emollient medicinal preparations.
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- n. The seed of the flax plant; a source of linseed oil
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The seed of the flax; linseed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seed of flax; linseed.
- n. The Radiola Millegrana, a European plant allied to the common flax, and having similar seed-pods. (See water-flaxseed.)
- Resembling a flaxseed: an epithet specifically applied to the pupa stage of some insects.
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- n. the seed of flax used as a source of oil
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She said, originally, in 1999, her coach gave her what he described as flaxseed oil.
While I have low cholesteral, I just might take a nopal supplement or even Nopalinasa once I am more comfortable with what, exactly, flaxseed is and what its benefits and drawbacks are.
CHERNOFF: In a firm voice, Jones told the court her coach Trevor Graham first gave her a supplement he called flaxseed oil in 1999, which she said she later recognized was, in fact, a performance - enhancing drug.
Plant sources - such as flaxseed, which is often cited as a good source - has a form of omega 3 fatty acid called ALA.
Sometimes a little brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, nonfat dry milk or flaxseed is added to the mixture.
One controversy related to omega-3 fatty acids is whether ALA and flaxseed, which is a rich source of ALA, are beneficial or harmful to prostate health.
~ Flaxseed Halts Prostate Cancer Growth New Study Shows -- "A new US study suggests that flaxseed, which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and lignans, can stop prostate cancer tumours from growing."
But after she concocted a homemade granola cereal using soybeans and a grain called flaxseed, her menopausal symptoms went away.
Flax seeds can be crushed for linseed oil (also known as flaxseed oil), and the pressed remains (sometimes called oil cake) can be used for animal feed.
Two Malheur County farms produce flaxseed, which is also processed into a vegetable oil.