Origin of flax
Examples from the Web for flax
Seek out varieties that include seeds—like flax, chia and sesame—which add nutrients including omega-3s and protein.
Menstrual Cramps—Eat two tbsps of flax seeds during your period because of their hormone balancing lignans and phytoestrogens.Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion|Ari Meisel|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Attempts have been made to improve the quality by the introduction of Riga flax seed, but so far without success.Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products|William Bevan
Few countries can boast such wheat, colza, flax, and madder as it produces.Holland, v. 1 (of 2)|Edmondo de Amicis
Flax is still an important product, and the linen textiles made in the state are without a superior.Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
Flax, flax, n. the fibres of the plant Linum, which are woven into linen cloth: the flax-plant.
They process cloth from wool and flax before your eyes and explain with care the art of making homemade dyes from herb and bark.Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas
Word Origin for flax
Old English fleax "cloth made with flax, linen," from Proto-Germanic *flakhsan (cf. Old Frisian flax, Middle Dutch and Dutch vlas, Old Saxon flas, Old High German flahs, German Flachs), probably from Proto-Germanic base *fleh-, corresponding to PIE *plek- "to weave, plait" (see ply (v.1)). But some connect it with PIE *pleik- (see flay) from the notion of "stripping" fiber to prepare it.