flaxen

or flax·y

[flak-suh n]

Origin of flaxen

First recorded in 1510–20; flax + -en2
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flaxen

flaxy

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling flax
  2. of a soft yellow colourflaxen hair
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Word Origin and History for flaxy

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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