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noun

a drying oil obtained by pressing flaxseed, used in making paints, printing inks, linoleum, etc.

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Origin of linseed oil

First recorded in 1540–50

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linseed oil

noun

a yellow oil extracted from seeds of the flax plant. It has great drying qualities and is used in making oil paints, printer's ink, linoleum, etc
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