linum

[lahy-nuh m]
noun
  1. 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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linum

noun
  1. 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

Word Origin for linum

Latin, from Greek linon flax
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