flaxseed

[ flaks-seed ]
/ ˈflæksˌsid /
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noun

the seed of flax, yielding linseed oil; linseed.

Nearby words

  1. flax,
  2. flax kit,
  3. flaxen,
  4. flaxman,
  5. flaxman, john,
  6. flay,
  7. flaysome,
  8. fld,
  9. fld.,
  10. fldxt

Origin of flaxseed

First recorded in 1555–65; flax + seed

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British Dictionary definitions for flaxseed

flaxseed

/ (ˈflæksˌsiːd) /

noun

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

flaxseed

n.

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

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