flaxen

or flax·y

[ flak-suh n ]
/ ˈflæk sən /

adjective

made of flax.
pertaining to flax.
resembling flax.
of the pale yellowish color of dressed flax.

Origin of flaxen

First recorded in 1510–20; flax + -en2
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British Dictionary definitions for flaxen

flaxen

flaxy

/ (ˈflæksən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling flax
of a soft yellow colourflaxen hair
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Word Origin and History for flaxen

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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