See under linden(def 1).
Origin of American linden
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
Definition for american linden (2 of 2)
[ lin-duh n ]
/ ˈlɪn dən /
any tree of the genus Tilia, as T. americana (American linden) or T. europaea (European linden), having fragrant yellowish-white flowers and heart-shaped leaves, grown as an ornamental or shade tree.Compare linden family.
the soft, light, white wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses, boxes, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for american linden
/ (ˈlɪndən) /
Word Origin for linden
C16: n use of obsolete adj linden, from Old English linde lime tree
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