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linoleum

[ li-noh-lee-uhm ]
/ lɪˈnoʊ li əm /
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noun
a hard, washable floor covering formed by coating burlap or canvas with linseed oil, powdered cork, and rosin, and adding pigments to create the desired colors and patterns.
any floor covering similar to this.
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Origin of linoleum

1863; <Latin līn(um) flax, linen + oleum oil; formerly trademark
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British Dictionary definitions for linoleum

linoleum
/ (lɪˈnəʊlɪəm) /

noun
a sheet material made of hessian, jute, etc, coated under pressure and heat with a mixture of powdered cork, linseed oil, rosin, and pigment, used as a floor coveringOften shortened to: lino

Word Origin for linoleum

C19: from Latin līnum flax + oleum oil
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