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linden

[ lin-duhn ]
/ ˈlɪn dən /
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noun

any tree of the genus Tilia, as T. americana(American linden ) or T. europaea(European linden ), having fragrant yellowish-white flowers and heart-shaped leaves, grown as an ornamental or shade tree.Compare linden family.
the soft, light, white wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses, boxes, etc.

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Origin of linden

1570–80; noun use of obsolete linden (adj.) of the lime tree, Middle English, Old English. See lime3, -en2

Definition for linden (2 of 2)

Linden
[ lin-duhn ]
/ ˈlɪn dən /

noun

a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark.
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British Dictionary definitions for linden

linden
/ (ˈlɪndən) /

noun

any of various tiliaceous deciduous trees of the N temperate genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves and small fragrant yellowish flowers: cultivated for timber and as shade treesSee also lime 3, basswood
C16: n use of obsolete adj linden, from Old English linde lime tree
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