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flax

[ flaks ]

noun

  1. any plant of the genus Linum, especially L. usitatissimum, a slender, erect, annual plant having narrow, lance-shaped leaves and blue flowers, cultivated for its fiber and seeds.
  2. the fiber of this plant, manufactured into linen yarn for thread or woven fabrics.
  3. any of various plants resembling flax.


flax

/ flæks /

noun

  1. any herbaceous plant or shrub of the genus Linum , esp L. usitatissimum , which has blue flowers and is cultivated for its seeds (flaxseed) and for the fibres of its stems: family Linaceae
  2. the fibre of this plant, made into thread and woven into linen fabrics
  3. any of various similar plants
  4. Also calledharakeke a swamp plant producing a fibre that is used by Māoris for decorative work, baskets, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of flax1

before 900; Middle English; Old English fleax; cognate with Dutch, Low German vlas, German Flachs

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Word History and Origins

Origin of flax1

Old English fleax ; related to Old Frisian flax , Old High German flahs flax, Greek plekein to plait

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Example Sentences

The latter is a tried-and-true replacement that employs ground flax and water, which together become sticky enough to help act as a binder in baked goods.

The rockered silhouette, light-but-damp cork in the tip and tail, and a fibrous weave of carbon and flax allow you to pivot and smear in tight terrain with just a hint of steer-ing, no matter how much snow there is.

For the flax eggs, combine 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds with 5 tablespoons of water.

Use gluten-free all-purpose flour, vegan butter and flax eggs, and brush with oat milk rather than an egg wash.

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.

These include ground flax seeds for breakfast, pomegranate juice, green tea, tomato sauce, fatty fish, and physical exercise.

Some of the cut grass looks as if it were Flax spread out to rot, and all of it evinces a want of shelter.

Flax is a great staple of the North of Ireland, and three fourths of it is beaten flat to the earth.

The bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

Twelve of these ropes were used, about nine inches thick, some of them being made of flax and others of papyrus.

Catharine smiled and kept on spinning flax till her visitor entered.

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