flaxseed

[flaks-seed]

Origin of flaxseed

First recorded in 1555–65; flax + seed
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flaxseed

noun
  1. the seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oilAlso called: linseed
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Word Origin and History for flaxseed
n.

1560s, from flax + seed (n.).

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