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linseed

[lin-seed]
noun
  1. flaxseed.
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Origin of linseed

before 1000; Middle English linsed, Old English līnsǣd. See line1, seed
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linseed

noun
  1. another name for flaxseed
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Word Origin for linseed

Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed
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Word Origin and History for linseed

n.

Old English linsæd "seed of flax," widely regarded in ancient times as a source of medical treatments, from lin "flax" (see linen) + sæd "seed" (see seed).

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