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linen

[ lin-uhn ]
/ 藞l瑟n 蓹n /
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noun
fabric woven from flax yarns.
Often linens. bedding, tablecloths, shirts, etc., made of linen cloth or a more common substitute, as cotton.
yarn made of flax fiber.
thread made of flax yarns.
adjective
made of linen: a linen jacket.
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Idioms about linen

    wash one's dirty linen in public, to discuss in public one's private scandals, disagreements, or difficulties.

Origin of linen

before 900; Middle English lin(n)en (noun, adj.), Old English linnen, l墨nen (adj.) made of flax, equivalent to l墨n flax (<Latin l墨num;see line2) + -en-en2

OTHER WORDS FROM linen

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British Dictionary definitions for linen

linen
/ (藞l瑟n瑟n) /

noun
  1. a hard-wearing fabric woven from the spun fibres of flax
  2. (as modifier)a linen tablecloth
yarn or thread spun from flax fibre
clothes, sheets, tablecloths, etc, made from linen cloth or from a substitute such as cotton

Word Origin for linen

Old English linnen, ultimately from Latin l墨num flax, line
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Other Idioms and Phrases with linen

linen

see wash one's dirty linen in public.

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