Definitions

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

  • noun The seed of flax, especially when used as the source of linseed oil; flaxseed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The seed of lint or flax; flaxseed.

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

  • noun (Bot.) The seeds of flax, from which linseed oil is obtained.
  • noun the solid mass or cake which remains when oil is expressed from flaxseed.
  • noun linseed cake reduced to powder.
  • noun oil obtained by pressure from flaxseed.

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

  • noun The seed of the flax plant, which yields 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English linsed, from Old English līnsǣd : līn, flax (from Latin līnum; see lĭ̄no- in Indo-European roots) + sǣd, seed; see seed.]

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From Old English linsæd ("seed of flax"), from lin ("flax") + sæd ("seed")

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