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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem;

Usage examples (35)
  • The flax fibers are bound together using a thermoplastic binder.
  • She said originally, in 1999, her coach gave her what he described as flax seed oil.
  • My flax is spun, my wheel is hushed, and so I wait the morrow.
  • "As well might you bid Madam Toad to spin flax without her distaff." for more
Tutoring comment
  • The health store salesperson "flacks" (to promote or publicize) "flax" (a plant whose seeds yield oil and whose stem is used in textiles) as a good source of essential fatty acids.
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