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flaxen

or flaxy

[flak-suh n] /ˈflæk sən/
adjective
1.
made of flax.
2.
pertaining to flax.
3.
resembling flax.
4.
of the pale yellowish color of dressed flax.
Origin of flaxen
1510-1520
First recorded in 1510-20; flax + -en2
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flaxen

/ˈflæksən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling flax
2.
of a soft yellow colour: flaxen hair
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Word Origin and History for flaxy

flaxen

adj.

"made of flax," mid-15c., from flax + -en (2). As "the color of flax" (usually with reference to hair) it is attested from 1520s.

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