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linum

[ lahy-nuhm ]
/ ˈlaɪ nəm /
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noun

any of numerous plants of the genus Linum, including flax, L. usitatissimum, and various other species grown as ornamentals.

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Origin of linum

<New Latin (Linnaeus); Latin līnum flax
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British Dictionary definitions for linum

linum
/ (ˈlaɪnəm) /

noun

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
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