- any of numerous plants of the genus Linum, including flax, L. usitatissimum, and various other species grown as ornamentals.
Origin of linum
< New Latin (Linnaeus); Latin līnum flax
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Examples from the Web for linum
If you have time it will be very good to experiment on Linum Lewisii.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
The common Flax (Linum usitatissimum) has been thought to be one of these.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
Name from Linum, the Flax, which the leaves of some species resemble.
The flax plant (Linum usitatissimum) is grown in India solely for the sake of the linseed.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
The common Flax (Linum usitatissimum), though in its appearance only an insignificant weed, is a plant of great benefit to man.Botany for Ladies
- any plant of the annual or perennial genus Linum, of temperate regions, esp L. grandiflorum, from N Africa, cultivated for its showy red or blue flowers: family LinaceaeSee also flax
Latin, from Greek linon flax