linseed

[ lin-seed ]
/ ˈlɪnˌsid /

noun

Origin of linseed

before 1000; Middle English linsed, Old English līnsǣd. See line1, seed
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linseed
/ (ˈlɪnˌsiːd) /

noun

another name for flaxseed

Word Origin for linseed

Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed
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