flaxen

or flax·y

[flak-suh n]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. flawed,
  2. flawless,
  3. flawlessly,
  4. flax,
  5. flax kit,
  6. flaxman,
  7. flaxman, john,
  8. flaxseed,
  9. flay,
  10. flaysome

Origin of flaxen

First recorded in 1510–20; flax + -en2

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British Dictionary definitions for flaxen

flaxen

flaxy

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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