Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The seed of flax, used to produce linseed oil and medicinal emollients and as a dietary supplement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The seed of flax; linseed.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The seed of the flax; linseed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The seed of the flax plant; a source of linseed oil

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the seed of flax used as a source of oil

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Examples

  • She said, originally, in 1999, her coach gave her what he described as flaxseed oil.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Plant sources - such as flaxseed, which is often cited as a good source - has a form of omega 3 fatty acid called ALA.

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  • Sometimes a little brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, nonfat dry milk or flaxseed is added to the mixture.

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  • 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.

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  • ~ 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."

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  • But after she concocted a homemade granola cereal using soybeans and a grain called flaxseed, her menopausal symptoms went away.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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